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September 03rd, 2016

UN: Stop Taking Sides

type:Petition, Protest
by:Deniz Zehra Tavli

In the worst humanitarian catastrophe of a generation, the UN has handed the reins of its aid operation to Assad and his regime which is dictating where UN aid goes from Damascus, who the UN is allowed to work with and what the UN spends its money on.

The UN’s capitulation to the Assad regime means they have failed to successfully challenge Assad’s starvation sieges under which a million Syrians are denied access to food, medicine and running water. Instead, over 95% of the food aid managed by the UN in Damascus has been issued directly into areas under regime control.

Aid should go to those who need it most, regardless of side. That is the principle of impartiality. Instead of defending the importance of impartiality in the face of these bullying tactics from the Syrian government, UN agencies in Damascus have bent over backwards to protect their relationship with the regime.

Join Syria’s largest humanitarian and human rights groups and demand the UN set clear conditions for its cooperation with the Syrian government to enact a fair and impartial aid operation. If those conditions aren’t met, the United Nations in Syria should suspend cooperation with the government.

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