Save Syrian Children

Since the beginning of the Syrian revolution against the brutal regime of Bashar al-Assad nearly three years ago, more than 100,000 people have been killed including more than 5,553 innocent children. Assad Targets Children for Detention and Torture A shocking BBC report about Syrian children being targeted for detention and torture coincided with evidence Amnesty International researchers uncovered in a recent mission to the region. According to UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay, these actions against children seem “systematic and targeted” and are being carried out by Assad’s security forces. In May 2012, U.N. observer team in Syria said at least 32 children under 10 years of age were killed in the Houla massacre. America has vital national security interests in ending the bloodshed and suffering of the Syrian people and in supporting efforts to build a free and democratic Syria.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
- Martin Luther King Jr. America has vital national security interests in ending the bloodshed and suffering of the Syrian people and in supporting efforts to build a free and democratic Syria. By working with regional partners to strengthen support for the Syrian opposition, we can hasten the end of the Assad regime and ultimately save lives, reduce the risk of regional instability, and increase America’s ability to influence a critical outcome in a key region.
ACT NOW:
Tell your elected officials to stop the slaughter of the Syrian people.
Taking three important steps will help finish the Assad regime and shape the future of Syria:
  1. Work closely with regional partners to significantly increase the supply of key defensive arms – including anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons – and strengthen intelligence, training and funding support to carefully vetted elements of the Free Syrian Army;
  2. Provide robust diplomatic support for tougher measures necessary to protect civilians and enforce the broadly supported goal of a democratic transition in Syria, including creation of no-fly zones; and
  3. Fund efforts by local governance councils operating in liberated areas to provide basic services to the people, create democratic institutions, and enhance the rule of law.