Civilians suffer in Syria
- By Richard Branson -
- Aug 30, 2012
Civilians are still enduring horrific levels of violence in Syria. Amnesty International has published a new report that illustrates how the people of Aleppo are bearing the brunt of the fight between the Syrian government and the opposition.
This truly shocking video shows the situation in detail and really brings home how urgently the crisis needs to be dealt with by the international community, and why there must be respect for human rights by all sides.
Amnesty International Senior Crisis Response Adviser Donatella Rovera, who recently returned from Aleppo, commented: “It is shameful that the international community remains divided over Syria, disregarding the body of evidence of the scale and the gravity of the human rights abuses in Syria and effectively looking the other way while civilians are bearing the brunt.”
You can read the full report here and take action with Amnesty on Syria here.
By Richard Branson. Founder of Virgin Group