Locals to stage march in support of Syria

By Nawaal Adams As Syrians continue to exhibit every ounce of bravery and perseverance within them, the Muslim Judicial Council and Al Quds Foundation is preparing for a mass march in solidarity with the Syrian people. March coordinator, Yunus Allie, stated that the application for the go ahead for the[…]

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Patients streaming into GOTG hospital

By Nawaal Adams The Gift of the Givers is reporting devastating scenes from Syria, where the humanitarian organisation is assisting hundreds of Syrians fleeing the war in eastern Aleppo.  A 7 month malnourished baby girl from Aleppo arrived at the Gift of the Givers Ar Rahma Hospital in Idlib province[…]

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Hundreds leave east Aleppo as evacuations resume

More than 1,000 people have been evacuated from the last rebel-held pocket of Syria’s Aleppo early on Monday after hours of delay, according to a medical official outside the city. Dr Ahmad Dbis, who heads a team of doctors and volunteers coordinating evacuations, told AFP news agency that around 1,200[…]

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Aleppo is an alarm bell: the international system has failed

OPINION by Anna Neistat Seventeen years ago, Kofi Annan stood before the United Nations and apologized. The then-secretary-general acknowledged that the UN had failed the people of Rwanda during the 100-day genocide in which almost a million people were killed, and pledged to ensure that the UN would “never again”[…]

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South Africans unite to urgently assist Syria

A group of South Africans have formed #OperationSA and its first task is to urgently raise money for humanitarian efforts in Syria. Among those behind the initiative, amongst others, are social activists’ Yusuf Abramjee, Yaseen Theba and Catherine Constantinides. Abramjee said “an urgent decision was taken at the weekend to[…]

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