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Jan Egeland says it is "impossible" to cross into the frontline and deliver aid to people "we know are on the starvation point" because of the current fighting, which he describes as possibly the worst ever in the besieged Damascus suburb. Speaking in an interview with The Associated Press from Oslo on ...
A top United Nations aid official is appealing to Russia and the Syrian government and those who have influence over armed opposition groups for a cessation of hostilities in eastern Ghouta. Jan Egeland says it is "impossible" to cross into the frontline and deliver aid to people "we know are on the ...

An estimated 270,000 residents fled eastern Idlib and northeastern Hama in December 2017 and January 2018 during a Russian-backed SAA offensive that began in December 2017, said UN Special Advisor to the UN Special Envoy for Syria Jan Egeland in a February 1 statement. Displaced families from ...
UNITED NATIONS, Mar 7 2018 (IPS) - Despite calls for a ceasefire, violent clashes have continued and humanitarian access remains limited in Syria's Eastern Ghouta, leaving the international community extremely concerned. Since the Syrian government intensified its attacks in recent weeks, more than 700 civilians, ...
--Jan Egeland. Charlotte Ukuba, 60, fled to Site Etat at Kikwit, Kwilu Province in the southwest of DR Congo. ''I'm living now outside with my eight children,” Ukuba told IPS. “My husband was killed last year by the Kamwina Nsapu's violence in Kasai province. When I came here, I was living first in a church ...
"The crisis in DR Congo has deteriorated exponentially over the last two years," Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council, told IPS in an interview. "These are not the same conflicts we have been seeing for the last twenty years. Regions that were normally peaceful and stable ...

Jan Egeland also said the UN Security Council resolution over the weekend calling for a 30-day ceasefire has done little to improve the situation in the opposition-held region east of Damascus. "Since it was adopted, it did not get better — it got worse," he said. Eastern Ghouta was among the first areas to ...
Jan Egeland also said the U.N. Security Council resolution over the weekend calling for a 30-day cease-fire has done little to improve the situation in the rebel-held region east of Damascus. "Since it was adopted, it did not get better — it got worse," he said. Egeland's comments came after the Russian ...
BEIRUT – The five-hour daily pauses in fighting in Syria's embattled eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus – laid out under a “unilateral” plan by Russia – are not enough to take in aid or evacuate civilians, a top U.N. aid official said Thursday. Jan Egeland also said the U.N. Security Council resolution ...
Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, the CEO of the World Bank,; Mr. Thomas Zahnneisen, Director of the Humanitarian Assistance at the German Federal Foreign Office,; H.E. Mrs. Suraya Dalil, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the United Nations,; Mr. Jan Egeland, the Secretary General of ...
Earlier this month, Jan Egeland, the United Nations humanitarian adviser for Syria, said that the Assad regime's co-operation with sending relief supplies to areas it was besieging in the civil war was at an “all-time low”. Hundreds of thousands of civilians in Syria are living in besieged areas, deprived of ...
Armed men attack and abuse defenceless women and children every day, displacing millions,” said Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refuge Council (NRC), on a visit to eastern DRC. “While it's not easy to stop violence by hundreds of armed groups, it's inexplicable and shameful that we ...
“This is not the time and this is not the place for forced return. And yet European countries continue to do just that. It has to stop. It is not safe," Jan Egeland said during the launch of the report 'Escaping war in Afghanistan: Where to next?' Study on the challenges protection for internally displaced people in ...
While many displaced Syrians will likely return to their homes this year, safety and stability is still a long way off. Jan Egeland by Jan Egeland. 4 Feb 2018. A displaced Syrian boy is pictured at Kelbit refugee camp, near the Syrian-Turkish border, on January 17, 2018. Picture [Osman Orsal/Reuters]. Today, in government ...
Jan Egeland also said the U.N. Security Council resolution... The five-hour daily pauses in fighting in Syria's embattled eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus laid out under a "unilateral" plan by Russia are not enough to take in aid or evacuate civilians, a top U.N. aid official said Thursday. Jan Egeland ...
Jan Egeland also says the U.N. Security Council resolution over the weekend calling for a 30-day cease-fire has done little to improve the situation in the rebel-held region east of Damascus. Egeland says: "Since it was adopted, it did not get better — it got worse." Egeland, who heads humanitarian aid ...
In November, U.N. humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland said the list had reached 494 names, and 12 patients had died waiting for care. The U.N.'s children's agency said more than 100 children require evacuation. The government, which has besieged the eastern Ghouta suburbs with varying degrees of ...

Last month, UN humanitarian co-ordinator Jan Egeland said nine people with urgent medical needs had died in Eastern Ghouta after requests to evacuate them were denied. "The men with guns and power on the ground are denying us access to the most vulnerable. They are attacking civilians - including ...
FILE PHOTO - United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura attends a round of negotiations with the delegation of the Syrian Negotiation Commission (SNC) during the Intra Syria talks, at the European headquarters of the U.N. in Geneva, Switzerland December 14, 2017. REUTERS/Xu ...
JE: This was indeed a stocktaking meeting of the Humanitarian Task Force of the International Syria Support Group. We were from the UN's side putting very bluntly to the Member States, those who have influence on the ground, the facts. And the facts are not good. I remember the last stocktaking in ...
“We need help from the parties on the ground, by the Government, by all of those nations who have influence and they are not helping us as they should,” Jan Egeland, the UN Senior Advisor for Syria, told reporters in Geneva after a meeting of the Humanitarian Taskforce on the country. The “epicentre” of ...
These were the words of Jan Egeland, the chair of the UN's humanitarian taskforce for Syriaexternal link, just before Christmas. Emerging from a taskforce meeting he said he has asked key UN member states (the US, Russia, China, Egypt, Turkey, the UK and half a dozen more) to do more. “I think…they ...
“We haven't seen this kind of displacement of people since the Second World War. I hope we will have a turning point in 2018, but that will only happen if we pull together,” says Jan Egeland in this end-of-year interview. Q: Looking back at the last 12 months, can you describe the state of aid in 2017?
A senior UN official says he fears children waiting to be evacuated from the besieged rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area near the Syrian capital, Damascus, are being used as bargaining chips. The UN's humanitarian co-ordinator, Jan Egeland, told the BBC he believed that rebels had agreed to free ...
UN humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland told the BBC: "It is a not a good agreement if they exchange sick children for detainees — that means children become bargaining chips in some tug of war." Valerie Petitpierre, the ICRC's operations coordinator for the region, said the ICRC continued to insist that ...
Jan Egeland voiced concerns about the Assad regime's insistence on the release of one government worker held by rebels in exchange for each patient allowed to travel out. Romanians accused of hacking police cameras. Washington Two Romanians have been charged with hacking into the computer ...
On Wednesday a senior UN official, Jan Egeland, told the BBC he feared ill children were being used as bargaining chips. Mr Egeland, who is the UN's humanitarian co-ordinator, said: "It is not a good agreement if they exchange sick children for detainees. That means children become bargaining chips in ...
“We haven't seen this kind of displacement of people since the Second World War. I hope we will have a turning point in 2018, but that will only happen if we pull together,” says Jan Egeland in this end-of-year interview. Q: Looking back at the last 12 months, can you describe the state of aid in 2017?
A senior UN official says he fears children waiting to be evacuated from the besieged rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area near the Syrian capital, Damascus, are being used as bargaining chips. The UN's humanitarian co-ordinator, Jan Egeland, told the BBC he believed that rebels had agreed to free ...
JE: This was indeed a stocktaking meeting of the Humanitarian Task Force of the International Syria Support Group. We were from the UN's side putting very bluntly to the Member States, those who have influence on the ground, the facts. And the facts are not good. I remember the last stocktaking in ...
“We need help from the parties on the ground, by the Government, by all of those nations who have influence and they are not helping us as they should,” Jan Egeland, the UN Senior Advisor for Syria, told reporters in Geneva after a meeting of the Humanitarian Taskforce on the country. The “epicentre” of ...
Earlier on Thursday, de Mistura's adviser Jan Egeland told reporters that 500 people, mainly women and children, desperately needed to leave Syria's Eastern Ghouta region, one of the last rebel-held strongholds. He warned "many of them will die" if they do not receive immediate medical care, pointing out ...
A UN chief has issued a desperate plea to Syria's government to allow 500 severely ill and starving people to leave a besieged region on the outskirts of Damascus, amid claims President Bashar al-Assad's regime has broken a truce by shelling civilians. “It is beyond belief that even children, women and ...
... in a long-besieged Damascus suburb overshadowed efforts on Thursday by United Nations diplomats to inject life into another round of peace talks in Geneva aimed at ending the nearly seven-year-old war. The special United Nations humanitarian adviser for Syria, Jan Egeland, expressed outrage over ...
Jan Egeland, head of the Norwegian Refugee Council and a former U.N. aid chief, was blunt in his criticism, however. “U.S., U.K. & other allies of Saudi has only weeks to avoid being complicit in a famine of Biblical proportions. Lift the blockade now,” he wrote in a tweet. Last year Saudi Arabia was accused ...
Canada's special envoy for the Rohingya crisis, Bob Rae, should enlist some of Myanmar's influential Asian neighbours to help stop attacks against its minority Muslim population, says a former United Nations disaster response chief. Jan Egeland, who was UN undersecretary general for humanitarian ...
Last month, UN humanitarian co-ordinator Jan Egeland said nine people with urgent medical needs had died in Eastern Ghouta after requests to evacuate them were denied. "The men with guns and power on the ground are denying us access to the most vulnerable. They are attacking civilians - including ...
... place on earth now” than the city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the Islamic State in Syria, U.N. Special Adviser Jan Egeland said yesterday, ...
Before turning to HTF, and of course my colleague Jan Egeland will give you a detailed account on the meeting we had today, which was quite ...
“Yemen is on the brink of becoming a failed state,” wrote Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), calling for ...
The UN's humanitarian pointman for Syria, Jan Egeland, has said ISIL-held territory in Raqqa city is now "the worst place" in the war-torn ...
The UN's humanitarian point man for Syria, Jan Egeland, has said ISIL-held territory in Raqqa city is now "the worst place" in the war-torn ...
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council Jan Egeland said the usage of phosphorous by forces ...
The UN's humanitarian pointman for Syria, Jan Egeland, has said Daesh-held territory in Raqqa city is now “the worst place” in the country.
SdeM: Good morning. There has been a while we have not seen each other so I think it is a good time for also sharing the broader picture with ...
There are also other extraordinarily generous countries, actually in many cases poor countries,” Jan Egeland, Special Advisor to the U.N. ...
Jan Egeland, head of the Norwegian Refugee Council, warned that Qatar might be forced to cut crucial funds. Qatar has been “very important ...
This preventable catastrophe is man-made from A to Z,” said Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) after a ...
We will do it like this, I will first do a briefing and then take some questions and then my friend Jan Egeland will do his own about the ...
I thought 2017, the seventh year of war in Syria would be better. It is not. What changed was that the battle moved from Aleppo city, from Homs ...


 

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