October 23, 2013
The lengthy prolonged siege by Assad’s forces caused further deterioration of the humanitarian situation; especially in light of the lack of desperately needed vaccines in several areas across Syria. Malnutrition, uncollected waste, and the lack of immunizations allowed the return of many diseases, thought to include polio. Whooping cough, leishmaniasis, and measles are also among the diseases that are likely to now plague the Syrian people.
The Syrian Coalition calls on the UN Security Council to push for a resolution compelling the Assad regime to establish humanitarian corridors into besieged civilian areas across Syria. It also calls on international humanitarian organizations; primarily the International Federation of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Médecins Sans Frontières to step up efforts in response to the deteriorating health situations in areas across Syria.
We ask for Mercy for our martyrs, health for our wounded, and freedom for our detainees.
Long live Syria and its people, free and with honor.