Båda tjejerna vile krusa håret till "Modig" frisyr. <3
Måste visa de söta jackorna de fått från mor min.
Kalaset var mysigt och fart fyllt. Alla barn far runt som tokar.
Människorna i Syrien fortsetter att svälta ihjäl. Förnödigheter har sents, men blivit stoppade utav den Syriska regimen. Trots dessa försök så är det fortfarande ingen som vill göra något åt det verklige problemet bakom svälten i landet. Varför fortsetter UN att undanhålla vad som sker och händer? Varför tillåts den Syriska regimen att utföra sina grymheter mot människorna i landet? Varför sitter Assad kvar som president?
Besök hemsidan som är länkad längst ned i utkastet!!!
Hours after we started calling on the UN to step up and break the starvation sieges in Syria, we were told the pressure was being felt at the highest levels.
Here’s what’s been going on:
We published a letter from over a hundred Syrian organisations and activists under siege to UN humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien. The letter outlined the failures of the UN agencies to push for aid access. “For many of us in Syria, the UN has turned from a symbol of hope into a symbol of complicity.”
The campaign reached the UK parliament. Jo Cox MP called on the UK to push the UN to enter besieged areas without regime permission and strongly consider airdropping aid
Insiders told us that many UN staff welcomed the pressure. They’d been advocating for a bolder stance by the UN office in Damascus for a long time but nothing was changing
Investigative journalists got on to the case. A searing report from Foreign Policy highlighted that the UN knew for months that Madaya was starving, but still kept it on a lower priority classification of not besieged. Buzzfeed published evidence that the UN had agreed to Assad regime requests to delete the words ‘siege’ from a key fundraising document, leading to questions for Stephen O’Brien at the World Economic Forum
Stephen O’Brien replied to the Syrian letter - it was an inadequate, defensive response and it didn’t outline what the UN would do to address the demands of Syrians under siege. We translated it to Arabic and distributed to the signatories - they were not happy and are planning next steps
A minister from a key donor government said they are now speaking to the UN about how they classify besieged areas. They said the current system does not have enough bite, and doesn’t pressure anyone to open up these sieges
And then more good news. Stephen O’Brien called on governments to put all options on the table to break the sieges, including by airdrops. This was our first sign of the UN being creative about delivering aid to people under siege. Our campaign was clearly having impact
While all this momentum is welcome, this is not enough.
People are still starving to death right now because of these sieges in Syria. And the UN is not speaking out about them. A few days ago the UN revealed it had requested access to Madaya seven times, but was refused permission by the Assad regime. Why didn't a single UN aid chief speak out about these refusals until people had died? We know that it was a public outcry that broke the siege on Madaya, so why is the UN staying silent?
We need urgent action. It is simply not acceptable that international UN staff are sitting in luxury hotels in Syria while children are starving to death minutes away.
The UN must deliver aid to these starving towns without waiting for unnecessary bureaucratic permission from the Assad regime. The UN should be naming and shaming whoever is denying them access. And if they can’t deliver with their trucks for security reasons, they should be conducting airdrops, just as the Russians have done.
This is our UN. We pay the salaries of its staff through our taxes and they are ultimately accountable to us. That is why your pressure counts. Add your voice to the demands of Syrians that the UN do more to break the siege, and forward this email to all your friends.
Let’s keep going,