Russia’s entrance into the Syrian conflict has made an already grim situation far worse... the nature of Russia’s military attacks, in step with Bashar al-Assad’s strategies, signals a new level of deterioration in the conflict.
A few months ago, I had the opportunity to see Dr. Khaled Kandil receive an award from the Syrian American Medical Society at their annual conference in Gaziantep, Turkey. He was being honored for establishing the dialysis center at Bab al-Hawa Hospital – one of the few remaining treatment centers in the opposition-held territories in Syria.
In the three weeks since Aylan’s photo circulated around the world, little has changed for refugees seeking safe passage from conflict.
Will the civilian death toll during recent attacks on Douma motivate the world to action in Syria?
World Humanitarian Day reminds us that it is time for the international community to stop burying its head in the sand; countries must open their borders to protect refugees’ lives and to relieve overwhelmed host countries.