Take Action: Help Stop Syria's deadly attack on Homs
Take Action! Help Stop Syria’s deadly assault on Homs!
Since March 2011, protesters have marched against the rule of President Bashar al-Assad demanding that he step down. Violence against such activism has been rampant as 3,500 are estimated to be dead and the number continues to climb.
A coalition of Gulf nations pulled together to demand Assad's resignation in exchange for immunity regarding human rights violations claims. The United Nations Security Council attempted to pass a resolution based on this same demand only to have it vetoed by Russia and China. Government brutality is worsening, specifically in the city of Homs, a main center for the uprisings. While the UN sits at an impasse, Syrians are being shelled, bombed, and attacked in their neighborhoods. Since these attacks started on February 3, 2012, over 400 civilians have died.
Ways you can make a difference:
-Take Action! Ask the Russian Foreign Minister to ask his country to support Syria and help to stop the violence! More information here: Amnesty International
-Join Save the Children and sign a petition to help save the lives of innocent children being killed or injured in Syria as a result of the violence. More information here: Save the Children
-Organize or participate in a solidarity rally on your campus/community in protest against the treatment of Syrian activists and civilians.
-Invite guest speakers to a discussion to raise awareness of the situation in Syria at your school.
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