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Syria conflict causing ‘staggering’ humanitarian crisis

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Canada Goose sale at least eight children aged between six months and nine years old were among those killed in the Canada Goose Parka attack on the rebel held town Canada Goose Coats On Sale of Muadhamiya. Several people were trapped under the rubble, the UK based activist group added.

In addition to those who canada goose clearance have left the country, at least two million people are thought canada goose factory sale be internally displaced within Syria.

‘Drastically insufficient’The International Rescue Committee says many refugees are citing rape as the main reason they left Syria and describes it as a major feature of the war. It is often committed in front of family members, it uk canada goose outlet adds.

The agency criticises what is says is an “alarming” lack of medical and psychological support for survivors.

It describes international aid as “drastically insufficient” for a “steadily worsening” Canada Goose Online crisis.

The IRC speaks of whole neighbourhoods canada goose uk shop reduced to rubble and of displaced people moving from one village to another to escape a moving frontline.

In recent days the buy canada goose jacket cheap region has been hit by the worst winter storms in twenty years, making conditions for refugees even more desperate.

Among one group of Syrian refugees canada goose uk outlet in northern Lebanon’s Bekaa valley, not a single child was dressed canada goose coats for winter, the BBC’s Lyse Doucet reports.

All were cheap Canada Goose shivering, and coughing in the cold, with some even going without shoes, our correspondent says.

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Media captionSyrian government forces are martyrs, Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad told the BBC’s Lyse Canada Goose Outlet Doucet

Last week, a UN agency warned that one canada goose million Syrians are going hungry.

The World Food Program (WFP) said it is helping 1.5 million Syrians, but continued fighting and an canada goose black friday sale inability to use the port of Tartus to deliver food mean many people are not receiving aid.

‘Coup d’etat’Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch has accused the army of expanding its use of cluster munitions, Canada Goose Jackets which have been comprehensively banned by 111 nations through an international treaty.

The group said evidence indicated that Syrian forces had used ground based BM 21 Grad multi barrel rocket launchers to fire cluster bombs near the city of Idlib in December and north west of Hama this month. Activists have previously uk canada goose reported the use of air dropped cluster bombs.

The army was “now resorting to a notoriously indiscriminate type of cluster munition that gravely threatens civilian populations”, said Steve Goose, director of HRW’s arms division.

Nato earlier said Syrian government Canada Goose online forces canada goose had launched a short range, Scud style ballistic missile on Sunday, bringing to more than 20 the number launched in the buy canada goose jacket past month.

And at least 55 governments have signed a letter demanding that the UN Security Council refer the conflict in Syria to the International Criminal Court at The Hague.

The initiative, which correspondents say has little chance of immediate success because of expected opposition from Russia and canadian goose jacket China, was organised by Switzerland.

In a separate development, Syria’s deputy foreign minister told the BBC that President Bashar al Assad intended to play a role in any potential transition government and would stand for re election in 2014.

“The president, and many other candidates who may run, will go to the people, put [forward] their programmes, and be elected by the people. The ballot box will be where the future of the leadership of Syria will be decided,” Faisal Mekdad added.

“It is a coup canada goose store d’etat if you listen to canada goose coats on sale what the armed groups and those canada goose clearance sale enemies of Syria are proposing.”

He said that a plan outlined canada goose uk black friday by the president in a rare speech last week was credible and reflected Syrians’ wish for national dialogue.

Mr Assad’s plan was rejected by the opposition as empty rhetoric and described as a “missed opportunity” by the UN cheap canada goose uk envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi.