Published On: Mon, Sep 9th, 2013

The action we can take on Syria

The action we can take on Syria

Syria refugees The crisis in Syria and the use of chemical weapons are leading the news agenda , dominating political and diplomatic discussions and featuring on TV talkshows. The politics of Syria are everywhere – but the people are not. I have just been to Damascus, where the situation is continuing to deteriorate. The sound of mortar fire is loud and constant, never-ending. Whole suburbs are being shelled indiscriminately and entire towns are under siege. People and communities who have lived peacefully together for generations are turning on each other. People are frightened; their lives are on the line as fighting, brutality and human rights abuses continue around them. They don’t know what the future holds. One mother, Jameelah, told me that her children wake up screaming, asking if someone is coming to hurt them. Millions are short of food, water and electricity. Communities can no longer cope. More [Read More]

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