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Economic sanctions contribute to a worsening of the humanitarian crisis. They are among the biggest causes of suffering for the Syrian people. Sanctions restrict access to essential food supplies and basics like soap and disinfectant. They also deter aid organisations from supporting much-needed reconstruction projects.
St Ephrem Patriarchal Development Committee (EPDC) provides humanitarian assistance to displaced Syrian families and Iraqi refugees.Read More
Season's greetings during COVID-19
A special message of thanks from EPDC to HART supporters around the world.
Sanctions that were imposed in the name of delivering human rights are in fact killing people and depriving them of fundamental rights, including the rights to health, to food and to life itself.
UN Human Rights Experts
Stop the siege on the Syrian People! Lift the international sanctions on Syria and allow [the] people to live in dignity.
Patriarchs of the Syriac Orthodox, Greek Orthodox and Greek Catholic church
The continued imposition of crippling economic sanctions on Syria… severely undermines the ordinary citizens' fundamental right to sufficient and adequate food.
Hilal Elver, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food
The HART-EPDC project works really well in Syria as it relies on local produce, knowledge and expertise, and particularly the skills of women.
Bishop Boutros Kassis, Executive Director of EPDC
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