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End attacks and Lift the siege on Eastern Ghouta

Posted in: Syria
    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 16:44

    The Syrian government, backed by Russia, is bombing its own people in Eastern Ghouta. Scores of people have been killed and hundreds injured in the past month. The area has been under siege for some six years. No one can escape to safety, and humanitarian aid including food and medical supplies can’t get in. Children and elderly people are dying of malnutrition and lack of medication. The daily barrage of attacks is a flagrant war crime. 

    Amnesty helped draw attention to the crisis in Aleppo. It’s time to help the people under attack in Eastern Ghouta.

    1. TAKE ACTION NOW

    Sign and share our action calling on Syria and Russia to immediately end all attacks on civilians, homes, hospitals and markets, and lifts the siege to allow humanitarian aid into Eastern Ghouta.

    >>SIGN NOW

    Here’s an example of how you can share the action via social media:

    2. COLLECT PETITION SIGNATURES 

    Gather signatures in your community on our petition to the presidents of Syria and Russia.

    >>> Download the petition 

    3. WRITE OR CALL THE RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR IN CANADA

    Tell the Ambassador why you are concerned about the bombing and siege in Eastern Ghouta. Stress that you do not take a position on the conflict in Syria.

    Urge the Ambassador to help use Russia’s influence to ensure that the Syrian government immediately ends all attacks on civilians and civilian structures, and lifts the siege to allow humanitarian aid into Eastern Ghouta.

    Mr Alexander N. Darchiev, Ambassador

    285 Charlotte Street

    Ottawa, ON, K1N 8L5

    phone: (+1) 613 236 1413

    email: info@rusembassy.ca

    Salutation: Your Excellency

    4. TAKE ACTION ON TWITTER

    Send tweets to Vladmir Putin (President of Russia) @PutinRF_Eng  and Bashar al-Assad (President of Syria) @Presidency_Sy. Be sure to include the hashtag #SaveGhouta. Images are optional, but can help your tweet stand out.

    Here's a sample tweet:

    MORE BACKGROUND INFORMATION

    Syria: Relentless bombing of civilians in Eastern Ghouta amounts to war crimes (press release 21 February 2018)

    Syria: Banned Soviet-made cluster munitions fuel humanitarian catastrophe in Eastern Ghouta (press release 30 November 2017)

     

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