In March 2011, after four decades of dictatorship, the Syrian people rose up peacefully to demand democracy and dignity. The regime of Bashar al-Assad crushed that uprising with force, triggering an international war that has killed more than 500,000 and driven 12 million from their homes.
Yet despite the horrors Syria remains a country full of heroes struggling for a free and peaceful future. The Syria Campaign launched in 2014 to support these incredible frontline humanitarians and activists. Rooted in human rights we stand with Syrians against abuses and oppression from all sides.
Together we have run campaigns that have saved lives and helped change the way the world sees Syria. The bigger we are, the more impact we’ll have – please join us.
Right now in Idlib, tens of thousands of families are on the run as Syrian and Russian warplanes attack their towns and cities with a ferocity we’ve rarely seen before. We can’t look the other way. Here are five things we can all do today to shine a spotlight on the crisis and demand action from world leaders to protect civilians against Assad’s war crimes in Idlib.
On December 9, 2013, four brave Syrian activists were snatched from their place of work in the city of Douma, most likely by the military group Jaysh al-Islam, which was in control of the area at the time. It is time for the United Nations and Turkey to take concrete steps to uncover the fate of the four abductees and give answers to their loved ones.