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The civilian population of Syria has been hit by the full force of fighting between parties who do not respect international humanitarian law.
Born out of an anti-government protest movement that was strongly repressed in March 2011 by the Syrian armed forces, the armed conflict gradually transformed into a civil war. The confrontations, bombings, and massacres which are tearing Syria apart have generated an unprecedented humanitarian crisis.
Several million people are trapped in the combat zones. The civilian population, caught in the crossfire or sometimes even directly targeted by the warring factions, is paying very heavy price for what has become an interminable war in which human rights are violated on a daily basis. Often going without food and water, they have no access to healthcare and no protection from the violence. Half of this population is made up of children threatened by hunger and disease, particularly in the winter months. If they do not receive treatment, the injured risk developing permanent disabilities. They need immediate access to the care and aid that they currently go without.
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- Qasef: Escaping the bombing (2016) (pdf, 4.13 MB)
- Advocacy briefing - Rehabilitation and health systems (2015) (pdf, 1.05 MB)
- Advocacy briefing - Inclusion: the key to essential disaster risk management (2015) (pdf, 254.41 KB)
- Advocacy briefing - Humanitarian Response: how to include everyone? (2015) (pdf, 687.28 KB)