Ahead of the sixth anniversary of the Syrian conflict on March 15, the agency has launched a new report, which highlights civilians’ increased exposure to violence in Syria, not only from the onslaught of war, but from a variety of everyday threats in a society traumatized by conflict. Concern is also highlighting the $180m shortfall in protection funding for programmes and calls on wealthier governments to do more to help vulnerable Syrians at risk.
The report entitled - Shattered Lives: Protecting civilians in war-torn Syria, a shared responsibility - exposes the contagion of violence that has infected all aspects of Syrian society, resulting in ordinary civilians not feeling safe in any environment be that at home, school, work or on the streets.
The report was launched this afternoon at Twitter EMEA offices in Dublin by Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Mr Joe McHugh T.D.
Speaking at the launch, CEO of Concern Dominic MacSorley said: