Published On: Fri, May 30th, 2014

Syrian aid efforts have lethally failed, say charities

NGOs demand fresh approach to ending the Syrian conflict and warn that ‘history will be unforgiving to those who turn away’

Political and diplomatic efforts to deliver humanitarian aid to Syria have “tragically and lethally” failed, leaving millions in the war-ravaged country without food, water, medicine, blankets and clothing, international charities have warned.

In a joint letter to the Guardian, 12 NGOs – including Save the Children, the International Rescue Committee, Doctors of the World UK, and the Norwegian Refugee Council – are calling for a new approach to reaching the 10 million Syrians in urgent need of help.

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