The arrival of tens of thousands of Syrians to Europe's borders and the shocking deaths of women, children and men on their perilous journey has been a sharp reminder to the international community of the tragedy engulfing the people of Syria. Syrians put themselves and their families at so much risk only out of sheer desperation.
The international community has failed so far to address the spiralling catastrophe in Syria. This briefing calls for urgent and immediate action by the international community to deal with this deepening crisis:
- to fully fund the aid response;
- to offer refuge to those who have fled Syria, including through resettlement of a fair share of the refugee population;
- to halt the transfer of arms and ammunition and
- to revive concerted efforts towards a resolution of the crisis.