Update: Senate passes resolution calling for a stronger humanitarian response in Syria
The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution on April 3rd calling for stronger humanitarian support for millions of Syrians whose lives have been shattered by more than three years of deadly conflict.
As the crisis in the region rages on, life-saving assistance is not reaching those who need it most. Up to three million Syrians live in hard-to-reach areas where assistance is hampered by ongoing conflict and issues with access for aid workers. Senate Resolution 384 was introduced by Senators Kaine (D-VA) and Rubio (R-FL) and calls for all parties to halt indiscriminate attacks against civilians and provide immediate, unfettered access to humanitarian aid throughout Syria.
While debate about how to end the crisis continues, the Resolution shows bipartisan agreement that the U.S. must use its diplomatic clout to ensure more aid reaches those in need. It also calls for the President to develop a strategy for addressing the humanitarian crisis in Syria within the next 90 days.
The IRC supported Senate Resolution 384 and thanks all those who urged their Senators to stand behind it.