5 months Syria aid rigged, donors risk abetting abuse – HRW Manilatimes |World
GENEVA: The Syrian regime is co-opting aid and reconstruction assistance, Human Rights Watch said on Friday, warning humanitarian players that they risked complicity in human rights abuses. Eight years after the start of the civil war, President Bashar al-Assad’s forces control around 60 percent of Syria and are looking to rebuild the battered country. The New York-based watchdog urged donors, investors and agencies partnering with the Damascus government to ensure their programs would not entrench repressive policies and contribute to serious human rights violations.Advertisements
In this file photo taken on May 08, 2019 Displaced Syrians gather in ... more