Read David Miliband's opinion piece published on the New York Times website about the humanitarian crisis in Syria. He spent three days in Jordan with the IRC in early July, meeting with Syrian refugees.

Inside Syria, the International Rescue Committee has talked with refugees who reported that life-threatening shortages of medicines and food and fuel shortages are a daily reality. Doctors told me of colleagues and relatives who have been targeted, and killed, in the war. There are allegations of truly horrific human rights abuse. Nearly seven million Syrians are living in desperate conditions.

Read on the New York Times website.

Find out more about the IRC's response in Syria.