What is the purpose of this appeal?
The appeal urges citizens of the world to raise their voices in a call to those engaged in the conflict in Syria, and those who can influence them, to bring an end to the suffering in Syria and to take a series of immediate, practical steps that can improve humanitarian access and the delivery of aid to those in need.
Who is behind the appeal?
The appeal was developed by some of the leading humanitarian NGO and UN agencies but it is an open appeal. Any humanitarian organisation and any individual can add their name to it.
There are a number of key moments approaching that provide an unusual opportunity to put the humanitarian situation of the Syria crisis at the centre of the public agenda. There are further steps in the peace process taking shape, the London Syria Conference, the 5 year milestone of the conflict itself. This is an opportune moment to encourage the public to raise their voices and call for action to bring the suffering to an end.