August 19, 2014
On World Humanitarian Day, we extend our deepest gratitude to aid workers around the world; in particular to those who are risking their lives on a daily basis in order to provide much needed assistance to vulnerable populations in Syria.
We would like also to thank the countries that have taken in refugees, including Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq. As the number of Syrian refugees nears 3.5 million, the need to support those countries and help them cope with the growing social and economic pressures has become
The Assad regime continued blockage of basic needs to areas under its siege as well as to those out of its control propelled the UN Security Council to pass resolution No.1265 authorizing the access of cross border humanitarian assistance without regime consent.
A solution to the disaster in Syria will only be partly solved through the provision of humanitarian assistance. A comprehensive political solution that would see a governing body lead the transition to democracy is the only viable solution to the current conflict in Syria.