FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 7, 2017
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THE MULTIFAITH ALLIANCE FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES CALLS FOR GREATER ATTENTION TO HUMANITARIAN NEEDS
MFA speaks out after U.S. airstrikes in Syria:
The Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees (MFA) shares the world’s outrage over the latest horrific use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people. We call on world leaders to seek a permanent end to the conflict in Syria.
Yesterday’s airstrikes by the U.S. hit bases from which Syria purportedly launched chemical weapon attacks on its citizens. MFA hopes that the attention given to the use of chemical weapons will quickly lead to more tangible action to end the atrocities inside Syria Greater relief must be provided now for war victims trapped in Syria and for those who have fled the country. The compassion for the victims of this recent attack should be extended to Syrians seeking resettlement in the U.S. – who also are deserving of our protection and refuge. The faiths and shared values by which we, as Americans, live, command us to welcome and care for the stranger. We all were once strangers to this land.
As the nation's largest coalition of faith groups dedicated to alleviating the suffering of Syrian refugees and war victims, MFA calls for greater humanitarian relief and a permanent solution to the crisis.
The Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees (MFA), a project of the Tides Center, is a coalition of more than 80 faith-based and secular organizations. Its mission is to mobilize global support to alleviate the Syrian humanitarian crisis, heighten awareness of the growing dangers of not responding adequately, and advance future stability in the region. MFA conducts crisis-related briefings in the U.S. and abroad, facilitates relationships between complementary partner organizations working to help Syrian war victims, suggests improvements to law and policy, and nurtures transformative people-to-people diplomacy in the region.