Today Nikola Kolev, president of the Foundation of Lady Diana released an open letter to publicly announce that the Foundation joined the Joint Statement on Syria, which previously announced, our partners:
WHO Director General Dr. Margaret Chan
WFP executive director Ertharin Cousin
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi
UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake
Deputy UN Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Coordinator Stephen O'Brien
While efforts are underway to implement fully a ceasefire in Syria continues, we again appealed for an immediate, unconditional and safe access to education for children and families who are still cut off from humanitarian assistance throughout the country.
In Syria today, there are 15 besieged areas where up to 700,000 people, including 300,000 children, are still trapped. Nearly five million people, including more than two million children living in areas that are extremely difficult to reach with humanitarian aid because of fighting, insecurity and restricted access. All over Syria, people continue to suffer because they lack the most basic elements to sustain life - and because of the continuing threat of violence. We - indeed, the world - must not stand silent while the parties to the conflict continue to use denial of food, water, medical supplies and other aid as weapons.
Many people are with increased risk of malnutrition, dehydration, diarrhea, infectious diseases and injuries. Many will need support after they have been exposed to traumatic events, violence and other violations. Tragically, too many children have known little but conflict and loss of young lives.
The horrors of the siege of the eastern districts of Aleppo have disappeared from public consciousness - but we should not allow the needs, life and future of the people of Syria fade conscience of the world.
We must not allow 2017. repeat the tragedies of 2016 to Syria. International Foundation "Lady Diana" promote the implementation of the rights and welfare of the most vulnerable through any work. Together with our partners we work in 190 countries and territories to turn this commitment into practical action for the benefit of all people in need around the world, make great efforts to reach the most vulnerable and socially excluded people.