Help Millions in Peril: Support U.S. Humanitarian Assistance for Syrian Refugees
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Help Millions in Peril: Support U.S. Humanitarian Assistance for Syrian Refugees

    1. Sponsored by

      International Rescue Committee

Syria's devastating civil war continues, driving more than one million people to seek safety in neighboring countries. Significant help is needed since the magnitude of the crisis far outweighs the international aid resources available to respond.

The majority of Syrian refugees are women and girls, as conflict disproportionately affects those most vulnerable. Many report fear of sexual violence as the primary reason for fleeing their homes. 

Call on your member of Congress now to ensure that Syrian refugees and millions of other refugees uprooted by crisis receive the humanitarian assistance they desperately need.

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    1. Reached 12,500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Fadi Doukhan BEIRUT, LEBANON
      • 3 months ago

      I Syrian journalist resident with my wife and son in Beirut, to escape the conflict in Syria.

    • Sandy London AUSTRALIA, AS
      • 4 months ago

      Syria is the 21st Century's worst crisis and there will be no end to the suffering unless real progress is made soon. The recent escalation of violence in Syria and the terrible suffering endured by the Syrian people has reinforced the need to urgently find a political solution to this intensifying conflict. Children are crying for peace, they have shed enough tears and blood already. What we need is an end to the suffering, that is my dream. I don't want the children to suffer anymore. The civil war in Syria is a tragedy, it's a tragedy for its people whose lives and homes have been damaged in many cases, beyond repair. And for millions of children who have endured terrible events and whose futures are now unimaginably bleak. It's a tragedy for a country that for hundreds of generations accommodated such diversity of faith and whose towns and cities reflected a long and distinguished history. It's a global tragedy, for much of the world seems indifferent to the suffering, paralysed by its intractability and reluctant to confront the urgent need for action. Meanwhile, world leaders must do everything they can to ensure that all people affected by the crisis can access the humanitarian aid they so urgently need.

      Please help me, as every signature counts. Refugee camps are wretched places, home only to the utterly desperate. Knowing that children suffer food shortages and the bitterly cold winters, is heartbreaking. Wth suffering and displacement unparalleled in recent history, this is a disgraceful crime against humanity.

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    • Judith Masthoff ABERDEEN, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 6 months ago

      Millions of people including many children desperately need help.

      • 6 months ago

      ...because of the dying!?

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 6 months ago

      In countries where people have to flee their homes because of persecution and violence, political solutions must be found, peace and tolerance restored, so that refugees can return home. In my experience, going home is the deepest wish of most refugees.

      ANGELINA JOLIE, BBC News interview, Apr. 8, 2004

      The exile is a singular, whereas refugees tend to be thought of in the mass ... What is implied in these nuances of social standing is the respect we pay to choice. The exile appears to have made a decision, while the refugee is the very image of helplessness.

      MARY MCCARTHY, Occasional Prose

      We are all part of the human family and we should be about doing what all good families do - caring for our less fortunate brothers and sisters.

      - Dan O'Neill, Founder, Mercy Corps

      So often the world sits idly by, watching ethnic conflicts flare up, as if these were mere entertainment rather than human beings whose lives are being destroyed. Shouldn't the existence of even one single refugee be a cause for alarm throughout the world?

      -- Urkhan Alakbarov


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