Beirut, Lebanon , December 13, 2016 — "Eastern Aleppo is a bloody graveyard with reports of families being shot in cold blood. International leaders must stand together in condemning these atrocities and the further flouting of international humanitarian law. Leaders also need to demand protection for civilians and ensure accountability for these horrific acts.
The IRC is calling for President-elect Trump and President Obama to issue a joint statement indicating that the US will demand accountability for atrocities inside Syria. This will demonstrate that American values and international leadership do not and will not depend on individuals within administrations. It also would signal that the US will demand accountability for attacks on civilians and abuses of humanitarian law wherever and whenever they are found. There is no prospect for peace without it.”
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 29 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. Learn more at www.rescue.org and follow the IRC on Twitter & Facebook.