[QODLink]
Inside Syria

Syria's conflict: Three years on

With fighting and diplomacy deadlocked, what will it take to resolve a crisis that shows no sign of ending?

Last updated: 15 Mar 2014 20:22
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary general, has described the conflict in Syria as "the biggest humanitarian and peace and security crisis facing the world, with violence reaching unthinkable levels".

The UN says 40 percent of Syria’s population is in need of humanitarian aid, and at least 140,000 people have been killed. But three years on, there appears to be no end in sight to the suffering.

A Syrian refugee in Lebanon told Al Jazeera of her fears for her newborn daughter. Ensaf Khaled said: "I feel sorry for her because whatever she’ll have, it will be less than what her siblings had. She’ll be deprived when it comes to clothes, heat, a warm bed and basic health care."

Another refugee, Awad al Hamad, said: "The war has prevented us from having any dreams or plans for our lives. We just survive the day not knowing what will happen to us tomorrow. All our hopes and ambitions and plans have been shattered because of this war. We have no hope for the future."

A military resolution to the conflict is seen as unlikely in the near future, if at all; and diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis appear to have stalled.

On Inside Syria we ask: Where does hope lie for an end to the fighting?

Presenter: Jane Dutton

Guests: Kenneth Roth, the executive director of Human Rights Watch

Elias Hanna, a retired Lebanese army general, and military analyst 

Bruce Jones, the director of the Center on International Cooperation at New York University

 

 

257

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
Country
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Muslim charities claim discrimination after major UK banks began closing their accounts.
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Featured
The seizure of the Tabqa airbase highlights the Islamic State's consolidation of power in eastern Syria, analysts say.
Traditional spring festival blossoms outside India through fun runs, raves and TV commercials.
Parents unable to look after children are marrying them off at a tender age, exposing them to maternal deaths.
New measures needed as dozens of citizens fighting with Islamic State pose home-grown terror threat, PM Abbott says.
Israel has re-arrested dozens of Palestinians in the West Bank, an act a human rights group says is 'unjustified'.
join our mailing list