Since its outbreak in March 2011, the conflict in Syria has cost the lives of more than 400,000 people, displaced more than 10 million people, and been punctuated by systematic and widespread atrocities and crimes against humanity. As the Assad regime continues its attacks on Syrian civilians, the flow of refugees escaping violence is putting new pressure on the security, economic, and diplomatic challenges on the region and beyond. Join us for a discussion about the longest humanitarian crisis since the Holocaust and options for response.
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SETF's executive director, Mouaz Moustafa, is a featured speaker at this event.
The Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act (HR 5732) Introduced to Congress
On July 14, 2016, Washington, D.C. — Representative Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), the Committee’s Chairman, today announced that they introduced legislation that would impose new sanctions on supporters of Syria’s Assad Regime, encourage negotiations to end the crisis, and kick off investigations into the eventual prosecution of war criminals. Legislation Track Bill on congress.gov
"Congress Introduces Bipartisan Bill Increasing Sanctions on Syria". Retrieved2016-07-15.
The United States Holocaust Museum will display a new exhibit that displays a video called "#SaveSyria." The video reveals visuals of the atrocities happening inside of Aleppo, Syria today, and emphasizes the incredible need for international intervention to protect cilvilians trapped inside the city. Read more... #SaveSyria Video