‘Humanitarian calamity’ if UN’s Syria aid resolution lapses: HRW Jun 11, 2021 0 53 12345 New York Human Rights Watch (HRW) warned on Thursday that millions of Syrians are at risk of being without supplies as an important UN resolution on aid deliveries expires next month.“In July, the UN Security Council should reauthorize cross-border operations into north-west and north-east Syria and grant explicit permission for cross-border aid delivery to those regions,” the HRW said in a statement. Otherwise there is the threat of a “humanitarian calamity,” especially in light of the coronavirus pandemic.The UN resolution in place since 2014 allows the United Nations to deliver critical aid through border crossings, even to parts of Syria not controlled by the government. After Russian opposition, the number of crossings has dwindled from four to currently one. (dpa) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES US pledges 500 mn doses of Pfizer/BioNTech COVID vaccine to poorer nations Jun 11, 2021 0 499 British health secretary defends decision on coronavirus lockdown Jun 11, 2021 0 38 Jail sentence for man who slapped French president Jun 11, 2021 0 41 Partial solar eclipse delights British skygazers as crescent sun seen dpa London Skygazers across Britain were treated to a rare celestial show on Thursday morning as observers witnessed a crescent sun during a partial solar eclipse. Despite cloudy skies, astronomy enthusiasts were able .. G7 summit to discuss Russia’s overstepping of norms Falmouth, England How to deal with Russia will be one of the main foreign policy issues to be discussed by the Group of Major Industrialised Nations (G7) at its summit in England, sources said on Thursday. The focus will be .. EU tacks on to Biden call for full probe into coronavirus origins dpa Brussels The European Union’s top officials have thrown their weight behind US-led calls for deeper investigation into the origins of the novel coronavirus, in a move that may well irk Beijing. “It is of utmost .. Amnesty urges international community to take action on Uighurs Beijing The human rights organisation Amnesty International on Thursday called on the international community to do more to halt the persecution of the Muslim minority Uighurs in China. “The Chinese authorities have .. 350,000 people in Ethiopia face acute risk of starvation: UN New York (dpa) - Several United Nations agencies have sounded an alarm about hundreds of thousands of people in the embattled Tigray region of Ethiopia who are being acutely threatened by starvation. More than 350,000 ..