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SETF Press Release: SETF Supports the Formation of Humanitarian Coalition to Send More Aid Into Syria

SETF Press Release: SETF Supports the Formation of Humanitarian Coalition to Send More Aid Into Syria

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SYRIAN EMERGENCY TASK FORCE

February 14th, 2012 Contact: info@syriantaskforce.org

 

SETF Supports the Formation of Humanitarian Coalition to Send More Aid Into Syria     WASHINGTON-­‐  The  Syrian  Emergency  Task  Force  gives  it  full  support  to  the  new  coalition  of   humanitarian  organizations  to  help  ensure  a  more  speedy  transfer  of  humanitarian  and  medical  aid  into   Syria.  Currently,  Syria  is  experiencing  a  humanitarian  disaster  of  unprecedented  levels.    The  Syrian-­‐ American  community  –along  with  the  greater  worldwide  Syrian  expatriate  community-­‐  has  been   actively  involved  in  sending  humanitarian  aid  and  medical  supplies  into  the  country  as  many   hospitals,  pharmacies  and  clinics  have  been  closed,  damaged  or  destroyed  by  Syrian  security  forces.   SETF  reiterates  it  call  to  all  segments  of  the  international  community,  including  the  United  Nations,   ICRC  and  individual  nations  to  immediately  get  involved  in  this  humanitarian  crisis  and  demand  a   humanitarian  corridor  be  established  to  allow  for  the  transfer  of  aid  and  medical  supplies  into   Syria-­‐  especially  to  the  stricken  city  of  Homs  and  the  regions  of  Idlib  and  Hama.     A  press  conference  will  take  place  on  February  14th  from  3:30-­‐4:30pm  at  the  National  Press  Club  to   discuss  the  current  humanitarian  crisis  in  Syria  and  announce  the  formation  of  this  coalition.  The   following  organizations  are  listed  as  coalition  partners:  Syrian  American  Medical  Society  (SAMS),   Syrian  Expatriate  Medical  Association  (SEMA),  Union  of  Syrian  Medical  Relief  Organizations,  The   Syrian  British  Medical  Society,  Syrian  Expatriates  Organization  (SEO)  and  the  Syrian  Emergency   Task  Force  (SETF).  Representatives  of  the  Union  of  Syrian  Medical  Relief  Organizations  and  the   Syrian  American  Medical  Society  will  be  on  hand  to  make  statements  regarding  the  humanitarian   crisis  inside  Syria  and  discuss  the  current  needs  of  the  Syrian  people.     Media  inquiries  are  welcome.  For  any  further  information,  please  contact  our  Executive  Office,  at    (202)   420-­‐7881  or  at  sasha@syriantaskforce.org.  Updated  news  and  information  can  also  be  found   at  http://www.syriantaskforce.org                  

1    Syrian  Emergency  Task  Force                          888  16th  st  NW,  suite  800,  Washington  DC  20036          

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