ACT Alliance speaks out on Syria
Geneva, November 15, 2012
ACT Alliance General Secretary John Nduna speaks out on the deepening crisis in Syria.
On the eve of his visit to Jordan and the Za’atari refugee camp, ACT Alliance General Secretary John Nduna has affirmed the network’s commitment to continuing, and further expanding, its assistance to Syrians uprooted by more than 20 months of fighting between their government and opposition groups.
Nduna calls for all parties to respect international humanitarian and human rights law; an end to the violence in all its forms, by all parties; a sustainable, inclusive negotiated peace; and adequate funding to keep pace with the mounting humanitarian crisis in Syria and its environs, including Jordan.
Nduna’s trip comes on the heels of UN projections released last week that estimate four million Syrians will be displaced by early next year if the fighting continues apace – a dramatic increase from the already staggering 2.5 million people who are currently uprooted.
ACT Alliance has been working to stem the humanitarian crisis inside Syria and along its borders since violence first erupted in March 2011, following protests in Damascus and the southwestern city of Daraa.
ACT has assisted more than 200,000 displaced Syrians both inside and out of the country and raised more than $USD 7.5 million for its emergency response.
Read Nduna’s full statement on the Syrian crisis here.