Syria in Crisis

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  • Great Friday Leaves Hundreds Dead
  • What Has the Government Done to Stop the Violence?
  • What Are Human Rights Groups Saying?
  • Children in Danger
  • U.S. Gives Syrian Immigrants a Reprieve
  • How Has the World Responded?
  • Possible Syrian Chemical Weapons
  • Russia Blames the West
  • China Stands Its Ground
  • White House Unsure
  • "Friends" Gather for Peace
  • Syrians Vote Amid Violence
  • E.U. Tightens Sanctions
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  • Organisation of Islamic Conference Summit
  • Kofi Annan
  • Former Syrian Prime Minister Riyad Hijab
  • U.N. General Assembly
  • Free Syria Army
  • Nawaf Fares, Syria's Former Ambassador to Iraq
  • Nations Expel Syrian Ambassadors
  • “Tipping Point of Crisis”
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  • When Was the Turning Point?
  • Unrest Continues

What Are Human Rights Groups Saying?

In Februrary 2012, the Red Cross asked for a “humanitarian pause” in fighting so that critical food and supplies can be safely delivered to the needy residents who are trapped in Syria’s besieged cities.

However, despite the hard-won reprieve, sustained heavy fighting has turned many cities into war zones and the Red Cross says families have been stuck in their homes for days on end, unable to go outside and get food and other essentials.

  (Photo: STR/Reuters /Landov)

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