Syrian Civil War
Petition to John Kerry (United States Secretary of State)
Condemn the Humanitarian Crisis in Aleppo
All the world looks on in horror and sadness as the humanitarian crisis in Aleppo becomes increasingly dire. As many as 250,000 civilians remain in Aleppo where Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s army and allies push after a years-long siege. Evacuation efforts are interrupted by fighting and lack of supplies, and civilians are deliberately targeted. The American Jewish Congress condemns in the strongest language the death and destruction caused by the war in Syria. We are ashamed that our leaders have failed to act. We’re ashamed of the violence against innocent men, women, and especially children. We abhor the deliberate targeting of civilians. We also decry U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s inability to act to stop the horrible violence in Aleppo. Kerry’s ineffectiveness in the past months and years has, in part, led to the unbelievable violence in Syria. The American Jewish Congress is ashamed of this catastrophe. Our organization will continue to push for reconciliation and security on behalf of civilians in Aleppo, and we hope you’ll join us. Please join the American Jewish Congress in condemning John Kerry’s inability to act against the violence and, more so, the appalling humanitarian situation in Aleppo. Sincerely, Jack RosenPresidentAmerican Jewish Congress
Petition to Department of Homeland Security, United Nations
Accept 65,000 Syrian Refugees into the United States.
We are two eighth grade students hoping to make a difference for the millions of Syrian refugees. Please join us in our efforts to help those in need. The situation in Syria is unimaginable. There have already been more than 300,000 deaths due to this ongoing tragedy. Almost half of Syria's pre-war population of 23 million has been displaced by the war, 6.5 million of which having been internally displaced within Syria. With all of this going on in the world around us, the average person cannot even point out Syria on a map. Recourses for refugees in Syria are scarce: About 70% of the population is without access to adequate drinking water, one-in-three people are unable to meet their basic food needs, more than 2 million children are out of school, and 4 out of 5 people live in poverty. The worst part is that there is no one willing to help the countless people living in these conditions. (BBC News) Of 4.8 million refugees who have managed to fled from Syria, 95% are in just five countries Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt. The U.S. has taken in a total of 10,000. (Amnesty International :: September 4, 2015). Over half of the states in America oppose accepting Syrian refugees, despite having more than enough resources to accommodate the change. This is not, by any means, morally acceptable. “Syria has become the great tragedy of this century, a disgraceful humanitarian calamity with suffering and displacement unparalleled in recent history. The only solace is the humanity shown by the neighboring countries in welcoming and saving the lives of so many refugees.” — António Guterres, the UN’s High Commissioner for Refugees
Petition to Sushma Swaraj, Twinkle Jain
India Stands With Aleppo
Dear HUMANS, You all might have seen the snippets of the catastrophe and destruction that the Syrian civil war is causing. Although the rebels have agreed to a ceasefire agreement and Syria has now occupied East Aleppo, the conditions of the civilians there is still terrible; more so in this chilly winter season. We cannot sit back with folded hands and watch the show, speak a few words of pity and act like it does not matter to us! Because, it does. Nationality SHOULD NOT restrict humanity. PEOPLE ARE DYING! PEOPLE ARE HURTING! WE CANNOT BE OBLIVIOUS TO THE PLAIN TRUTH! It must be added here that India has already pledged a total of $4.5 million in humanitarian aid to Syria, including an additional $2.5 million pledged in 2013 for supply of life-saving drugs, foods and other essential items. This is commendable but NOT ENOUGH. However, public donations can make the sums bigger and better as the kind of destruction to persons and properties (homes) is surmountable only if the aides are at par with the devastation. That being said, let's start a petition to the GOVERNMENT OF INDIA to set up a SYRIAN AID FUND where we can make donations to make this war at least a tiny bit easier for our Syrian brothers and sisters. I request you to please sign this petition so that we can do whatever is in our hands LET'S ACT NOW AND KICK TERRORISM IN THE FACE! Thank you.
Petition to United Nations, United Nations Security Council
United Nations: Send Peacekeepers To Syria!
We, citizens of many countries, are deeply concerned with the humanitarian catastrophe that is taking place in Syria. Therefore we demand from the United Nations to intervene immediately by deploying UN peacekeeping troops (AKA "blue helmets") to Syria on a large scale and take international control over the country in order to stop the war and prevent future casualties. ___ P.S.: Support this campaign! We will use your donation to advertise this campaign in social media.