International Community Must Find Solution For Peace In Syria
The Guardian: Syria’s plight puts the world to shame — leaders must unite to find a solution
Yacoub El Hillo, U.N. resident/humanitarian coordinator in Syria, and Kevin Kennedy, U.N. regional humanitarian coordinator for the Syria crisis
“…In 2016, 13.5 million people in Syria need humanitarian assistance — the highest number to date. … The world is now confronted with how to fulfill our collective humanitarian responsibility to meet immediate needs and find a path to peace so Syrians can live in safety and dignity and begin rebuilding. … Every day, humanitarian partners on the ground tirelessly deliver life-saving assistance to millions of people in need, unarmed and undeterred. But their efforts, increasingly thwarted by violence and restrictions on access, are never enough. We look to the Geneva talks to achieve agreement on lifting sieges and opening up all areas to assistance as a critical first step on the road to peace…” (2/3).