Enough with ceasefire! CPP-NPA junks UN, Makabayan call for ‘humanitarian pause’

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 04/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) announced that the ceasefire order for the New People’s Army (NPA) would end on Thursday, despite calls from left-leaning lawmakers and the United Nations (UN) for a…

Security Council looks to 3-month ‘humanitarian pause’ in global conflicts

04/29/2020

UNITED NATIONS — The UN Security Council plans to call for a 90-day “humanitarian pause” in conflicts worldwide as part of the ongoing struggle against the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a draft resolution obtained by AFP Tuesday.…

UN to begin evacuations from Aleppo if truce holds

10/22/2016

ALEPPO, Syria – The United Nations hopes to carry out the first medical evacuations from Aleppo on Friday, if a “humanitarian pause” in the Syrian army’s Russian-backed assault on the city holds. Despite a drop in violence…

Russia’s Aleppo ceasefire begins but clashes erupt

10/21/2016

ALEPPO, Syria — A “humanitarian pause” took effect Thursday in the Syrian army’s Russian-backed assault on rebel-held areas of Aleppo, but it was quickly tested by fighting on a corridor opened for civilians to flee. The army…

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