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France sending more troops to the Central African Republic

PARIS, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The French government said Friday it was sending another 400 troops to Central African Republic to help ensure the nation's stability.

Evidence of mass graves found in Central African Republic

BANGUI, Central African Republic, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- U.N. officials say a mass grave has been found in Central African Republic after peacekeepers were accused of failing to prevent ethnic cleansing.
UN secretary-general visits Syrian refugees in northern Iraq

UN secretary-general visits Syrian refugees in northern Iraq

Jan. 15 (UPI) -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited Syrian refugees in northern Iraq on Tuesday.
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U.N.: Number of refugees jumped in first half of 2013

U.N.: Number of refugees jumped in first half of 2013

GENEVA, Switzerland, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The Syrian civil war contributed to a sharp jump in the number of refugess worldwide in the first six months of 2013, U.N. officials said Friday.
U.N. report: Refugee children suffering as Syrian civil war continues

U.N. report: Refugee children suffering as Syrian civil war continues

GENEVA, Switzerland, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Children whose families have fled the civil war in Syria could become "lasting casualties of an appalling war," a United Nations official said Friday.

Chemical weapons disarmament team arrives in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A team of disarmament experts arrived in Syria Tuesday to begin work on dismantling the country's chemical weapons stockpile.
Chemical experts end second investigation, leave Syria for Lebanon

Chemical experts end second investigation, leave Syria for Lebanon

DAMASCUS, Syria, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Chemical weapons experts from the United Nations ended their second round of investigations in Syria Monday and left Damascus for Lebanon, officials said.
U.N.: More than 2 million refugees in Syria

U.N.: More than 2 million refugees in Syria

GENEVA, Switzerland, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Syria is "hemorrhaging women, children and men," with more than 2 million seeking refuge abroad since a civil war began in March 2011, the United Nations said.
U.N. urges Syria neighbors to keep borders open

U.N. urges Syria neighbors to keep borders open

LONDON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- U.N. officials urged Syria's neighbors to keep borders open amid "escalation of the Syrian conflict" as the United States planned for a strike against Syria.

Number of Syrian refugee children reaches 1 million, U.N. says

DAMASCUS, Syria, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- The number of children forced to flee Syria due to fighting between government and rebel forces reached 1 million, UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake said.

U.N.: 5,000 Syrians killed monthly, 6,000 flee daily

UNITED NATIONS, July 17 (UPI) -- Some 5,000 Syrians die monthly in the civil war and more than 6,000 people on average flee the country every day, U.N. refugee and humanitarian officials said.

Syrian opposition to get chemical weapons gear

LONDON, July 16 (UPI) -- The British government said Tuesday it was giving the Syrian opposition equipment to protect itself from chemical weapons attacks by pro-government forces.

Lebanon feeling heat from Syrian war

BEIRUT, Lebanon, June 19 (UPI) -- Lebanese leaders need to work quickly to prevent sectarian conflict from erupting as the threat from Syria's war moves closer, the speaker of Parliament said.

U.N.: World has 'alarming' number of refugees, displaced people

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 19 (UPI) -- The crisis in Syria exacerbated the plight of refugees or displaced persons, pushing displacements to an 18-year high, a U.N. refugee agency said.

U.N. sees huge need for helping Syrian refugees in Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon, June 18 (UPI) -- A United Nations official says more needs to be done to support the estimated 1 million Syrian refugees who will have fled to Lebanon by year's end.
U.N. seeking to raise $5.2 billion in 2013 for Syrian war refugees

U.N. seeking to raise $5.2 billion in 2013 for Syrian war refugees

NEW YORK, June 7 (UPI) -- The United Nations and its partners were seeking to raise $5.2 billion in 2013 for Syrian war refugees but so far only $1.24 billion has materialized.

U.N. says Syria is 'unraveling'

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 7 (UPI) -- More than 6.8 million people in Syria are in need of some form of urgent humanitarian assistance, top U.N. human rights officials said Friday in Geneva.
Syria's Assad signs amnesty decree for certain crimes

Syria's Assad signs amnesty decree for certain crimes

DAMASCUS, Syria, April 16 (UPI) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad Tuesday issued a decree granting amnesty for certain crimes, government-run news agency SANA reported.

U.S., Jordan step up Syrian rebel training

AMMAN, Jordan, April 3 (UPI) -- Washington and Amman accelerated training of Syrian rebel forces who might create a buffer zone along Syria's southern border, U.S. and Jordanian officials say.

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Obama arrives in Jordan after Israel visit

Obama arrives in Jordan after Israel visit

JERUSALEM, March 22 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Jordan Friday after a visit to Israel that included with a stop Friday at the Holocaust Memorial at Yad Vashem.

Global protest called for Syria

PARIS, March 11 (UPI) -- An international rights consortium in Paris called for a global protest Friday to mark the two years since the start of the Syrian conflict.

Syrian refugees top 200K in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, March 10 (UPI) -- Turkish officials said more than 200,000 Syrian refugees have flooded over the border to escape two years of violence to oust President Bashar Assad.

Syrian refugees hit 1 million mark

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 6 (UPI) -- The United Nations said the number of Syrians registered as refugees from their war-torn country or receiving assistance has hit the 1 million mark.

Syrian refugee crisis beyond description

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The humanitarian crisis for people fleeing the civil war in Syria is beyond description, the U.N. high commissioner for refugees said.
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