15 Mar 2023 - As the Syrian conflict enters its thirteenth year, we remember with deep regret the countless lives lost, and recall the abuses and suffering of millions – not least the forcibly displaced, and the tens of thousands who remain arbitrarily detained, disappeared and missing.
13 Feb 2023 - I will be very brief. I told his Excellency the Foreign Minister Dr. Fayssal Mekdad my deepest condolences for the losses that have affected all the Syrian people and I expressed our mourning for the loss of life. And I also assured him that the United Nations would do whatever we can to support the Syrian people in this crisis.
12 Feb 2023 - Let me start by expressing my deepest condolences to the Syrian people. We mourn every single life that has been lost. The earthquake in Turkiye and Syria is one of the biggest humanitarian or natural disasters that we have seen recently.
09 Feb 2023 - Thank you, Jenifer, and good to see you all. Obviously, these are particularly grim times for the people of Türkiye and Syria, and you have all seen the images and obviously they speak for themselves. It is devastating and I think unimaginable for us who are not really there. There are simply no words that can convey I think the suffering that people are going through.
06 Feb 2023 - I am deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life and massive destruction from the earthquake affecting thousands in Turkiye and Syria – men, women, children and the elderly – in the middle of winter. I send my deepest condolences to those affected, many who have already suffered enormously and for many years.
29 Nov 2022 - I think my opening comments will be basically what I said to the Security Council, so just to highlight, of course, that I have spent most of the time on the situation on the ground, with the escalation we are seeing there, and as I said a few times during the briefing, we are afraid that we will see further escalation, and we asked all key actors to refrain from escalation, and to concentrate on the political process.
17 Oct 2022 - Let me start by saying a few things about the overall situation. As you all know, the situation for Syrians inside and outside the country continues to be extremely difficult. We have, since March 2020, we have had the ceasefire in place, we have front lines that have not shifted, but still, too many civilians are being killed. So, that’s still a challenge. Then, as you know very well the economic situation is extremely difficult, you know, close to now 15 million people in need of humanitari
25 Sep 2022 - It is devastating that dozens died after a boat sank off the Syrian coast -men, women, children and the elderly among the victims. I add my voice to those sending condolences for this tragic loss of life, many Syrians reported among the dead.