UN’s major agencies issued a joint statement calling on the political decision makers to take an immediate action toward the growing violence in Syria, which resulted in more than 70.000 casualties in the two-year-old crisis, according to official estimates.
The international community is demanded by the chiefs of Unicef, WHO, UNHCR, Ocha and WFP to make more efforts in order to find a solution for the escalating crisis in Syria and avoid more bloodshed.
“The appeal is for something more than funds,” the statement read. “The needs are growing while our capacity to do more is diminishing.”
Due to the insecurity across Syria, the humaniterian aid provided by these agencies is about to be suspended.
“because of insecurity and funding difficulties, we are precariously close, perhaps within weeks, to suspending some humanitarian support,” the UN’s groups said.
Since the start of the ongoing revolution, March 2011, an estimation of 385.000 Syrians fled the country and resorted to Jordan, 500.000 to Turkey, 416.000 to Lebanon. The Unicef reported that by the end of this year the number will most likely triple.
The joint statemt of the five groups said: “We are appealing for something more important than funds. To all involved in this brutal conflict and to all governments that can influence them.”
“In the name of all those who have so suffered, and the many more whose futures hang in the balance: Enough! Summon and use your influence, now, to save the Syrian people and save the region from disaster,” the statement concluded.
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