The earthquake that hit Syria and Turkey on February 6 added to the stress shouldered by health workers and services in Syria, already weakened by sanctions and conflict
El Tesoro de EE.UU. ha emitido una exención de 180 días sobre ciertas sanciones impuestas a Siria para permitir la ayuda humanitaria tras el terremoto. Sin embargo, Estados Unidos y sus aliados aún no han ofrecido nada significativo a Siria, a pesar de que Venezuela, China, Palestina y otros países han enviado donaciones y especialistas.
The US Treasury has issued a 180-day waiver on certain sanctions imposed on Syria to allow for earthquake relief. However, the US and its allies have yet to offer meaningful assistance to Syria even as Venezuela, China, Palestine, and others have dispatched aid and specialists
Syria claims that economic recovery and improvements to public service delivery have been hindered by unilateral sanctions and military occupation imposed by the US and its allies
The Venezuelan government had withdrawn from negotiations in October 2021 after a round of talks in August, following the illegal detention and extradition of Alex Saab.
In today’s episode, we take a look at a report on the impact of sanctions on Syria, news of Alaa Abdel Fattah’s health, a protest in Madrid over healthcare, and developments in Venezuela-Iran cooperation
UN special rapporteur Alena Douhan claimed that the unilateral sanctions have hampered the supply of adequate food, basic medicines and medical equipment, and spare parts for power plants, among other things, depriving millions of Syrians of their basic human rights
Alena Douhan also expressed the need to create a legal framework to prevent countries such as the US taking unilateral action against others
After a recent visit to Iran, UN special rapporteur for human rights Alena Douhan claimed that US sanctions have gravely affected the lives of common Iranians and were even responsible for a significant number of deaths in the country
The government of Lithuania reversed its decision to donate almost half a million Covid-19 vaccine doses to Bangladesh after the latter abstained during the UN resolution on the war in Ukraine. This sets an alarming precedent
Carmen Navas Reyes and Laura Franco respond to the article published in the New York Times which attempts to speak about the problems facing Venezuelan women without mentioning the economic and financial blockade imposed on the country
Despite an unrelenting, suffocating blockade on Venezuela, the country has continued to promote social policies to safeguard the population