As the Syria region spirals further into crisis, donor countries meeting Wednesday at a pledging conference in Kuwait must urgently ramp up humanitarian aid for millions of desperate Syrians, says the International Rescue Committee.
I'm ashamed to admit how afraid I am to go to the Middle East. I'm not afraid of being a half day's walk from Syria's warzone -- I'm not afraid for my safety. I am afraid of the weight of the pain I will witness. Afraid it will drag me down beneath the surface of reason and drown me.