CIVILIANS FEAR FOR THEIR LIVES
UPDATE (December 23, 2016): As evacuations finish and fighting ends in Aleppo, civilians remain at terrible risk of violence and reprisals. We must keep the pressure on for the rapid deployment of UN monitors to protect the people of Aleppo, and full access for humanitarian aid.
On December 13, in a matter of hours at least 82 civilians, including children, were shot on the spot by government and allied forces who entered their homes, or at gunpoint in the streets.
As the Syrian government takes full control of Aleppo, civilians are still at grave risk. Syria must allow UN monitors to be urgently deployed to ensure that civilians and fighters who surrender are protected from execution-style killings, arbitrary detention, disappearance, torture
The lives of tens of thousands of people are in the hands of the Syrian, Russian and Iranian governments.
Join our urgent call for the deployment of UN monitors to protect people from harm, and full access for hunanitarian aid.
THE PEOPLE OF SYRIA
HAVE SUFFERED ENOUGH.
The brutal conflict in Syria has entered its sixth year with no end in sight. Thirty-five people “disappear” every day. Five people are killed every hour. And every twenty seconds another Syrian is forced to flee their home. Hospitals have been systematically targeted as a strategy of war. This is now the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe.
UN resolution paves way for accountability on Syria war crimes (22 December 2016)
Syria: UN Security Council Resolution Long Overdue (19 December 2016)
Syria: Reports of execution-style killings in Aleppo point to war crimes
(13 December 2016)
Uniting for Peace in Syria: Global Civil Society Appeal to UN Member
States (1 December 2016)
UN must intensify scrutiny of Russia’s role in Syria (23 November 2016)
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