Secretary-General of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Haitham Rahma, stressed that humanitarian aid alone will not help make Syria an unforgotten crisis because the demands of the Syrian people are purely political, namely freedom and dignity, the overthrow of the Assad regime, and a democratic transition in the country.
Joyce Msuya, the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs on Tuesday said that Syria is “on the verge of becoming a forgotten crisis” as she stressed the need to extend the delivery of cross-border aid next July.
“As the eyes of the world turn to other conflicts, Syria is on the verge of becoming a forgotten crisis. Yet millions of Syrians struggle each month to survive,” Msuya said.
Rahma pointed to the need to step up efforts to ensure the continued delivery of cross-border aid into Syria, adding that the humanitarian crises in Syria are symptoms of the criminal regime’s existence and its atrocities against the Syrian people.
Rahma called on the international community to address the tragedy of the Syrian people from its roots by ending the existence of this regime and holding its symbols accountable. He said that half solutions did not end the tragedy in Syria, but rather prolonged this tragedy.
Rahma called on the international community to push the political process in Syria ahead in a serious, resolute and direct manner, and to implement the relevant UN resolutions according to a clear timeframe, especially UN Security Council Resolution 2254 with all its provisions as key to achieving political transition and ending the tragedy of millions of Syrians in Syria and host countries.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)