“Today’s announcement of the agreement to expand the delivery of humanitarian aid in Syria beginning immediately is just a half-step in the right direction. Talk must turn into action in order to help children and families in desperate need of assistance inside Syria, particularly the 400,000 people living in besieged and hard-to-reach communities,” said World Vision’s Middle East Regional Leader Conny Lenneberg. “Any increase in aid efforts must be coordinated with aid agencies already on the ground inside Syria. World Vision is working in Syria and neighboring countries to help those affected by this war by providing food, items to keep families warm during the harsh winter, health care, clean water and access to education.”
Next month World Vision will release a report revealing the economic impact of five years of war. “However the true cost of this war on children’s lives is immeasurable,” said World Vision’s Syria Response Advocacy Director Fran Charles.
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