24 September 2016

SOS Children’s Villages calls for a cease-fire in Syria

Damascus, Syria, September 24, 2016 –  Alia Al-Dalli, International Director of SOS Children’s Villages of the Middle East and North Africa region, issued the following statement in response to the escalating conflict in Syria after the collapse of a cease-fire negotiated by the United States and Russia:   
“SOS Children’s Villages urges conflict parties in Syria and the international community to achieve a lasting cease-fire and allow safe passage for aid workers and relief convoys. The collapse of the 12 September cease-fire has resulted in increasing violence which is mostly affecting women and children.
“SOS Children’s Villages continues to provide humanitarian assistance and basic health services to displaced and vulnerable families in Aleppo despite all the surrounding risks. We commend our staff and volunteers for their determination to help vulnerable children and families to overcome the daily difficulties they face due to ongoing armed conflict.”

To speak to a representative of SOS Children's Villages, contact Stephanie Rendon at srendon@sos-usa.org.

Since 1981, SOS Children’s Villages has cared for orphaned, abandoned and other vulnerable children in Syria. Through its emergency response program, SOS Children’s Villages has reached more than 300,000 children and their families with food, shelter and psychosocial care.  To learn more about the organization’s efforts in Syria, click here