“In Syria there are daily attacks, from groups on all sides, hitting schools, hospitals and other residential areas. In February, the UN Security Council demanded that indiscriminate attacks in Syria stop. It promised to take further steps if these attacks continued. As the violence gets worse, please use your power to hold the UN Security Council to its word.”
This is the message of WithSyria, a movement of over 130 organisations, Syrian diaspora groups and people around the world not taking sides, but standing in solidarity with those caught in conflict. #withSyria wants the world leaders to hear and act through the public against the 69th UN General Assembly September 2014. The same organization that its Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, defined Syria as
Has Become One of the Most Dangerous Places to be a Child
The most dangerous places in Syria for civilians are the markets, hospitals and schools that continue to operate in desperate conditions and amid constant threat of attack.
Not To Forget
Despite the UNSC demanded in Feb 2014 that indiscriminate attacks should stop, barrel bombs in Syria yet to bring death from above on daily basis and kill innocent Syrians on all sides. The Syrian Campaign posted a film called “In Reverse” on Youtube showing a playback story of innocent Syrians children were playing football hit by a random bombing in Syria. [Warning Graphic footage]
The video ends with a link to a petition which urges world leaders at the UN General Assembly in New York to ask the UN Security Council to take concrete steps to end indiscriminate bombings in Syria. The target is 100K, however more the signatures, the more pressure on world leaders and therefore UN Security Council.
In reference to Global voices online commitment to human rights in Syria, its contributors have published more than 358 posts about Syria translated and publish in several languages and two carried out major special coverage “Syria Protests 2011/12” and “Surviving in Syria” since March 2011 when Syrians took the streets to start the uprising against Assad regime.
#WithSyria has took the lead in both Twitter and Facebook trends earlier this week to argue the world leaders to not miss this chance to act on their pledge.
What to do next?
If you made it this far down the article, then THANKS IN ADVANCE in behave of all Syrians, in behave of a Syrian who forced to be a refugee outside his home, watching his country been destroyed, his people been killed, present of Syria been humiliated and it’s future generation is lost between the camps, bombed schools and losing families. Just because it isn’t happening near you doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.
By taking action, you are not showing your concerns only, but you join thousands of activists around the world to save Syrian civilians lives. Here are the ways you can help:
- Join the campaign with other 130 NGOs by tweeting the Hash-tag #WithSyria
- Watch the video and a sign the petition.
- Share the video.
- Email your followers, your supporters, and your fans to share the petition as widely as possible.
- You can use one of the images from here to enrich your tweets. They were especially created for this stage of the campaign.