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International humanitarian agency World Vision last night won a prestigious award for its IT security at the InformationWeek IT Excellence Awards.
The 68 children who were killed in Saturday’s convoy attack were fleeing in search of safety. It's slowly getting to the point where attempts by innocent people to escape death increasingly seem like an exercise in futility.
Marc-Andre Hensel, Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs Director of World Vision’s Middle East Region, said: “As discussed at the Brussels conference on the future of Syria this week, we maintain that a political solution will ultimately form the centrepiece of any long-term solution
This incident has come as world leaders are in Brussels to hold talks on the future of Syria, and a chance to forge agreements on protecting children and sustainable funding.
An international survey from World Vision reveals the startling contrast between the fears of children engulfed in the Syrian crisis with those in safer countries.
Aid rapidly needs to reach hundreds of thousands of men, women and children who risk starvation in South Sudan following the declaration of famine, warns World Vision.
Today, Mohammad El Halabi, World Vision staff member, pled not guilty to all charges made against him. World Vision condemns any diversion of aid funding and strongly condemns any act of terrorism or support for those activities.
Justin Byworth, World Vision Brussels Executive Director, said: "Children fleeing war-torn countries are now shivering in the cold after having arrived on Europe’s doorstep. Countries like Serbia, Greece, Lebanon or Turkey, among so many others, are now trying to respond to unprecedented needs as winter hits.
Aleppo evacuation has been completed as of December 26, 2016. The total number of evacuated individuals, according to UN CCCM Cluster, is 36,086.
The ceasefire deal in eastern Aleppo has shattered, and the evacuation plan – to get people out of the city in buses – has stalled as the shelling resumes;
As the mass evacuation of civilians begins in Aleppo following yesterday’s ceasefire announcement, World Vision is preparing to serve people displaced from Aleppo City in the outlying areas throughout the Aleppo Governorate. The agency is reaching an estimated 100,000 people who have fled recent violence, including those from Aleppo.
The UN Security Council has failed Syrians. In almost six years of conflict, close to half a million people have been killed and eleven million have been forced to leave their homes.