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David Miliband: Time for a humanitarian surge in Syria
September 23, 2013 by The IRC
|An elderly Syrian couple prepares an evening meal in Arbat refugee camp, northern Iraq. Photo: Peter Biro/IRC|
"For two years the humanitarian drive in Syria has been hobbled by the same division, fatigue and confusion that has afflicted the political effort to stop the civil war. Aid appeals have been ignored; access for aid denied; aid workers targeted.
Now there are signs of new political cooperation over chemical weapons, and even talk of a revived negotiating process to end the war. They need to be matched by an urgent humanitarian surge - inside Syria and beyond."
- International Rescue Committee president and CEO David Miliband in an opinion piece published today in The Huffington Post. Read about the IRC's humanitarian response in Syria and neighboring countries.