Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), one of our participating organizations, and Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) demand that all warring parties in Syria immediately end their deliberate starvation of civilians and blocking of humanitarian aid. Siege warfare and the willful denial of humanitarian aid – especially aid indispensable for survival – are illegal under both the Geneva Conventions and customary international law. They constitute war crimes. Such acts are also crimes of collective punishment, itself a separate violation of international humanitarian law.
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