Ask world leaders to act now #withSyria

by oxfamcanada | March 14, 2015
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Four years since it began, the Syrian crisis continues to deepen, and the human suffering is greater than ever before. Women and children are particularly affected by the violence.

Satellite images show that 83% of Syria’s lights have gone out over the last four years – plunging streets, homes, schools and hospitals into darkness, and gradually extinguishing hope.

And yet in the face of this darkness ordinary Syrians are committing unseen acts of heroism every day. Inspired by their courage, we must stand #WithSyria and do all we can to help end the suffering and Turn the Lights Back On.

Sign the petition: Call on World Leaders to Turn the Lights Back on for Syria

Call on World Leaders

We ask you to call on world leaders to:

  • Boost the humanitarian response: Fully fund the aid response and ensure refugees seeking safety find asylum, including through increased resettlement for the most vulnerable
  • Stop attacks on civilians: Send an unequivocal message to parties to the conflict that attacks on civilians and blocks to aid will not be tolerated; and
  • Prioritize a political solution with human rights at the heart: A halt to the suffering can only be achieved if negotiations – whether local or international – include safeguards to ensure respect for international humanitarian and human rights law  

Sign the petition: Call on World Leaders to Turn the Lights Back on for Syria

Lights going out

  • 83% of lights out across Syria since March 2011
  • 97% lights out in Aleppo
  • 35% of lights out in the Governorate of Damascus
  • Over 200,000 people killed since 2011
  • 10 million people have fled their homes
  • 3 million school-aged Syrian children no longer in school

 Sign the petition: Call on World Leaders to Turn the Lights Back on for Syria

Learn More

Building hope out of shattered lives:

Syria: A stain on the conscience of the world

News Release: Aid agencies give UN Security Council a 'failing grade' on Syria

Report: Failing Syria: Assessing the Impact of UN Security Resolutions

Approximately 12.2 million people are in need in Syria. Oxfam has reached over 1.5 million people affected by the Syria crisis, across Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. Women and children have been particularly affected by the violence.

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