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Canada backs UN’s call for global ceasefire amid COVID-19 pandemic

Canada “fully supports” the United Nations appeal for an immediate global ceasefire in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne and International Development Minister Karina Gould said Friday. “Now is the time to put armed conflict on »

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Humanitarian agencies call for urgent ceasefire in southwestern Syria

Humanitarian agencies struggling to reach tens of thousands of refugees displaced by the latest government offensive to recapture rebel-controlled areas of southwestern Syria are calling for an urgent ceasefire and humanitarian access to the area. The United Nations Refugee Agency »

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Syrian ceasefire holding, relief anxiously awaited

A ceasefire that was brokered by Russia and the United States appears to be holding for the most part in Syria and aid agencies are hoping to move relief supplies in to Aleppo. “In parts of the west of the »