TCF senior fellow Morton Abramowitz published a stunning call-to-action in the Washington Post detailing the extreme need for humanitarian aid to Syria and the complications that need involves. Largely, America has ignored the dire situation in Syria, preferring to keep on the sidelines.
“Nine million people need humanitarian assistance. More than 2 million Syrians are refugees in neighboring countries. More than 3 million others are now beyond the reach of humanitarian agencies, according to the United Nations. All of these numbers increase daily; hence the urgent international calls for more direct humanitarian assistance and the scrambling diplomatic activity. With no prospect of Western military aid to end the conflict and little likelihood of a negotiated solution, greater humanitarian assistance is seen as the only way of helping millions of beleaguered people for an uncertain time — an extraordinary admission of political failure.”
Read the full op-ed at the Washington Post.