Over the course of the last 6 years, over 400,000 Syrians have died as a result of the countries Civil War. This means that 1 out of every 100 people that lived in Syria before the War broke out have since perished.
As it stands today more than 20% of the countries population has become displaced by the violence and now live as refugees in the surrounding countries. As for the people whom have remained behind, according to estimates from the United Nations, over half of Syria’s population is in need of immediate humanitarian assistance – much of which has been blocked by pro-Government forces.
Today Amnesty International launched an international petition, aimed at convincing countries the world over to end the cycle of violence and bring justice to the people of Syria. Amnesty points out that it is the job of the United Nations and collective world to bring an end to conflicts such, as well as to hold all parties involved accountable for their role in the whole affair.
Amnesty is calling on the International Criminal Court to flex it muscles, show its power and bring justice for all the War Crimes and Crimes against humanity currently taking place in Syria. Moreover, Amnesty is calling for countries the world over to pay reparations to Syrian families whom have been negatively impacted from years of War – which has been largely funded by several world leaders. Lastly, Amnesty is asking for citizens around the world to come together and help spread their message.
You can show your support by signing Amnesty International’s newest electronic petition, tell the ICC you demand justice and want to see a end to this War immediately!
Sign Amnesty International’s Petition: https://www.amnesty.org/en/get-involved/take-action/demand-justice-for-syria-conflict-victims-and-families/