Mercy Corps On Syria Ceasefire: Why Wait One Week?

Statement From Neal Keny-Guyer, Chief Executive Officer Of The Global Organization Mercy Corps

Feb 11, 2016, 22:13 ET from Mercy Corps

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- We are encouraged by the apparent breakthrough in negotiations on Syria and hopeful that it will pave the way to a permanent cease-fire and, eventually, a lasting peace. A cessation of hostilities by all parties to the conflict will allow for humanitarian access to the millions of innocent Syrian civilians trying to survive a seemingly endless war.

At Mercy Corps, we see our team in Syria courageously navigating battlefields to deliver urgently needed food, blankets and other supplies to people trapped in the crossfire. We see tens of thousands of men, women and children desperately looking for a safe place, without finding one.

We must ask: Why wait one more week before the fighting stops?

What we have seen in Syria over these past years of war is shameful. It's time to end the fighting. It's time to end the bombing. It's time to end the war. Now.

Neal Keny-Guyer
Chief Executive Officer
Mercy Corps

About Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps is a leading global humanitarian agency saving and improving lives in the world's toughest places. With a network of experienced professionals in more than 40 countries, we partner with local communities to put bold ideas into action to help people recover, overcome hardship and build better lives. Now, and for the future.  

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