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As Olympic Games Open in Sochi, 37 Humanitarian, Human Rights, and Peace Organizations Call for UNSC Resolution to Open Syria to Aid

February 2014

Words fail to convey the horror and suffering Syrians are enduring on a daily basis: 9 million people, approaching half of Syria’s pre-war population, have fled their homes. 6.5 million are internally displaced. 37 percent of hospitals have been totally destroyed. 2 million children have been forced out of school. At least 110,000 people have been killed in the conflict.

As the world unites to celebrate the spirit of the Olympic Games, PHR and 36 other organizations call on all members of the Security Council to support a binding resolution demanding all parties to the conflict guarantee safe, full and unhindered delivery of humanitarian assistance to populations in need in all areas of Syria.

The full statement can be read here.

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