[ View the story "The hidden trail of Syrian aid" on Storify] The hidden trail of Syrian aid Are international funds reaching those who need it most?
The Stream· Tue, Feb 05 2013 09:59:59
Rami Jarrah speaks to The Stream about Syrian humanitarian aid by ajstreamRami Jarrah (@AlexanderPageSY), co-director of Activist News Organization, speaks to The Stream about humanitarian aid inside Syria.
In this video
by the White House, US President Barack Obama announces his intention to provide funding to assist the humanitarian crisis in Syria.
President Obama Announces $155 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the Syrian Peoplewhitehouse
This chart from an
posted on the blog '
', demonstrates the money flow into Syria via official and unofficial channels:
Money Flow - SyriaDeeplyAJstream
This video outlines the more than $1.5 billion
at the Kuwait conference to assist Syrians.
Donors pledge over $1.5bn to help SyriansAlJazeeraEnglish
The following infographic, created by
, shows the geopolitical impact of the Syrian crisis.
Meanwhile, the humanitarian situation in Syria is worsening. This week in Aleppo, nearly 80 people, many of them civilians, were
in a river.
65 People Shot Dead In Aleppo ( Updated )patrynxxxfunchannel
Syria: Scores Killed in Bakery Attacks (***VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED)humanrightswatch
European parliament member Koert Debeuf visits A'azaz refugee camp, where they lack water, milk for babies, and other basic supplies:
ANA Exclusive European official visits A'azaz camp of AleppoANAChannelEng
This second part of the
infographic outlines the humanitarian impact of the conflict.
Despite the situation, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
that the money earned in Kuwait would help the hundreds of thousands of refugees in need of aid.
Big day in Kuwait for govs, humanitarian community & people of #Syria. @UNOCHA explains why!
#SyriaResponseUN Refugee Agency
Additionally, some organisations, like the
World Food Programme
, have been able to get supplies to refugees.
Aid to Syrian refugeesjaspnorad
Translation: The revolution continues, and the subject of buying time has ended. However, the Syrian people have faced this unprecedented crisis. So, in order to bolster goodwill, find a political solution to the crisis, and organise things to transition without an excess of bloodshed, I'm announcing that I am ready to sit down directly with representatives of the Syrian regime in Cairo, Tunis or Istanbul. It is not right for one to compromise on the freedom for which our people have paid dearly with their blood, so I stipulate these two essential conditions for the Syrian people as the preliminary price of sitting down with representatives of the government: First: The release of 160,000 prisoners – first of all women, Air Force Intelligence prisoners and those imprisoned in Sednaya Prison. Second: All governmental embassies must allow all Syrians whose passports have expired to attain new passports or to extend their passports for a period of at least two years. Ahmed Maaz Alkhatib President of the Syrian Coalition 30 January 2013
Diplomatic Talks - facebookAJstream
oil flow through the region, demonstrating Syria's crucial position.
Journalists and Syria activists discussed the
issue on Twitter:
Every day #Assad jets & tanks bomb #Syria cities - destroying homes & murdering civilians - so #UN give him $1/2bil in 'aid' for his victimsAlexblx
@Mwforhr @SsmDad @SlaughterAM cameras and comm equipment. That's great, but they need medicine, food, housing - or an end to the crisisJames Miller (ميلر)
If we could just stop the frickin bombing we could get aid in!! It's insanity. @JMiller_EA @SsmDad #SyriaMarianne
So many of our 250,000 disappeared in #Assad dungeons are dying of starvation and torture and lack of medecine for chronic illnesses. 1/2Rana Kabbani