Pax Christi USA has signed onto the following statement to secure humanitarian access to all civilians in Syria. It originated out of the UN Relief and Works Agency.
We call on the ten leaders of the G8 Countries to “demand that the parties on the ground facilitate immediate, secure, substantial and permanent humanitarian access to all civilians in Syria”. We request that the ten individuals listed below and the governments they lead make public statements endorsing this position which must be incorporated into the final communiqué of the G8 Summit in June.
Vladimir Putin, Francois Hollande, Barak Obama, David Cameron, Shinzo Abe, Angela Merkel, Stephen Harper, Enrico Letta, Herman Van Rompuy, Manuel Boroso.
A campaign supporting the statement will occur in March, demanding a peaceful end to this devastating conflict and immediate, secure, substantial and permanent humanitarian access for all civilians in Syria. In the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus, the parties have shown they can come together in ways that facilitate the work of humanitarian organizations. The campaign will urge the parties and the international community to act peacefully together now to halt the march of death, injuries, hunger and suffering in Syria.