More than 120 humanitarian organizations and United Nations agencies issued a powerful joint appeal today, urging people around the world to raise their voices and call for an end to the Syria crisis and to the suffering endured by millions of civilians.
The appeal also outlines a series of immediate, practical steps that can improve humanitarian access and the delivery of aid to those in need inside Syria.
Members of the public can “sign” the appeal themselves, simply by sharing it, retweeting it or liking it on social media platforms – the organizations are carrying the appeal on all their social media channels, along with a compelling 60 second video highlighting the impact of nearly 60 months of conflict in Syria.
The full text of the appeal is attached in Arabic, English, French, Spanish and Chinese.
You can preview the video at http://bit.ly/1RRV6Cl.
The final, downloadable version will shortly be available at: http://uni.cf/1njwZjf
Please note that all materials are embargoed until 00:01 GMT on Thursday 21 January.
Once the embargo is lifted, both the appeal and the video will be available to the public on the following link: http://uni.cf/1JfKs59
For more information contact:
Najwa Mekki, UNICEF New York, +1 212 326 7448, +1 917 209 1804, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rose Foley, UNICEF New York, Tel: +1 917 340 2582, email@example.com
Juliette Touma, UNICEF Middle East and North Africa Regional Office, Tel: +962-79-867-4628، firstname.lastname@example.org
* Note to Editors
The number of humanitarian organizations and UN agencies signing the appeal as of Tuesday 19 January was 129. That number is expected to increase before the appeal goes public on Thursday 21 January.