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Civil Society launches “Lift Blockade on Syria” campaign

DAMASCUS, (ST)- The civil society, NGOs, "Ishtar Grandsons " foundation, and Syrian personalities, launched on Wednesday the campaign of  "Lift Blockade on Syria" calling for lifting the unilateral coercive measures imposed on the Syrian people, especially those related to the health aspect, as it is essential in dealing with the Corona virus.

The campaign began by addressing a message to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Gutierrez, handed to Dr. Khaled Al-Masri, the media official at the UN bureau in Damascus. The message expresses the stances of the civil society organizations and the Syrian people in general, who demand an immediate lifting of these measures that violate the UN Charter and call on  international organizations to play their effective role to cancel these procedures.

SANA quoted Aysar Midani, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Ishtar Association as saying: "Ishtar Association, in cooperation with its supporters, many establishments and a number of Syrian citizens, launched the campaign to call on the UN and other international organizations to help lift the unjust siege  imposed on the Syrian people, particularity during this period as  it is considered a war crime at the time  when the world is tackling Corona epidemic".


She also Called on all civil societies in Syria and the expatriate to support the campaign and exert pressure towards lifting the unilateral coercive measures imposed by the United States and some Western countries on all peoples.

Chairman of the Syrian Association for the UN, Dr. George Jabbour, stressed that several messages have been sent to international bodies such as the European Union, the Human Rights Council, and others signed by many associations, NGOs, Syrian personalities and citizens,  adding that the door is open for the signature on the letter through a number that was dedicated on the WhatsApp, affirming that a large number of citizens signed the letter , pointing out that those who are responsible for the campaign will continue to collect signatures in order to fulfill the goal of the campaign by conveying the message of the Syrian people.

Amal Farhat