A Realization

Barrel bombs being dropped daily on rebel areas in Aleppo, civilian installations such as schools and field hospitals are often targeted. Famine and denial of medicals services, including medicines and vaccines, are being used as weapons by the Assad regime in Eastern Ghouta and throughout the country. Worsening weather conditions have created a virtual nightmare for refugees in their tent encampments, especially in Lebanon, Jordan and along the long border with Turkey. Still, thousands are fleeing daily to nearby countries to escape bombardment and starvation.

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UN makes record Syria appeal to avert ‘greatest humanitarian crisis in history’

UN makes record Syria appeal to avert ‘greatest humanitarian crisis in history’ – Telegraph.

And world leaders rushed to take out their checkbooks and make checks for a total of $6.5 billion. After all, if the behavior of world leaders over the last three years proves anything it’s that they deeply believe in the pricelessness of human life.

Syria uses red tape, threats to control U.N. aid agencies

Insight: Syria uses red tape, threats to control U.N. aid agencies | Reuters.

More Syrian children could die of cold and starvation in the early months of 2014 than during all the period of violence and mayhem that has been unleashed by Assad since early 2011. The genocide continues by other means. The international community’s dithering on stopping Assad, on lending support to moderate rebels and on rising up to the humanitarian challenges posed by refugee flows have paved the way to this moment: the international community is equally culpable in this genocide.