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.
More than 700 people have been killed in Ghouta since the UN Security Council passed a resolution for a 30-day ceasefire to stop the bombs and allow humanitarian access. Chlorine gas has been dropped on residential areas and medical centres have been bombed. This is horror beyond words, but it can be ended.
Syrian doctors, nurses and paramedics are being targeted for treating their patients. They are being bombed in their hospitals. Now a head doctor is asking for support from the global medical community. Recruit all the medical workers you know to sign his letter demanding the UN take action and stop the bombs.