Assisting the victims of the Syrian conflict impartially

Assisting the victims of the Syrian conflict impartially - Aleppo, August 1st - Photo courtesy of Reuters/Goran Tomasevic

Assisting the victims of the Syrian conflict impartially - Aleppo, August 1st - Photo courtesy of Reuters/Goran Tomasevic

Members of the Syrian-Canadian community have recently voiced concerns about the impartiality of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and by extension of the ICRC in Syria.

The Current, a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation news program, invited me this morning to discuss Emergency Aid in Syria and our work with the SARC, along with WFP and Syrian Canadian Council spokespersons. 

If you are interested in how we work with the SARC - who has lost five of its members in the line of duty - and what it means for a neutral and independent organization like ours to provide aid impartially in Syria, click here. Yours truly speaks about 17 minutes into the program. 

As violence escalates, we publicly have called on all parties to the conflict to respect IHL.

Humanitarian needs in Aleppo, Homs and  rural Damascus are acute, despite the courageous work of SARC volunteers across the country.