Friday, March 15, 2013
President of Italian Red Cross Francesco Rocca has issued a press release in which he appeals to diplomacy denouncing the dramatic situation that has been consuming Syria for over two years, especially affecting the most vulnerable amongst the population.
"After two years, I want to sound a warning bell: the Syrian crisis is a humanitarian catastrophe that affects especially the most vulnerable part of the population, women, children and the elderly" stated the National President of the Italian Red Cross, Francesco Rocca. Rocca is now in Jordan, where he is considering the implementation of additional service to meet needs and demands caused by the deterioration of the crisis in Syria, together with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
Here is another statement from Rocca, included in today's press release: "From Syria rises up the cry of pain of people who suffer: it's time to silence the guns and talk about diplomacy. The International community must cease all political tactics and should focus on those who suffer and on the issue of displaced persons who arrive daily in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey; and on the evacuees who stay in Syria and occupy every building left standing the uninhabited ones like schools. More than one million Syrians crossed the border, resulting in a forced migration has has a strong and disturbing social impact in neighboring countries. I want to dedicate a special thought and a thank you to the Syrian Red Crescent volunteers, who daily offers themselves to help those in in need; unfortunately, since the conflict started, they have paid a high price, with eight volunteers dramatically killed while lenting aid to the population affected by the armed conflict."