By Rachelle Lyndaker-Schlabach
The devastating conflict in Syria continues, with as many as 60,000 killed. The U.S. has imposed strict sanctions on Syria. As of this writing the U.S. has not committed to any military involvement in the conflict, although in December the Senate voted to require the Pentagon to prepare a report on the possibility of U.S. military action. So far the U.S. has given nearly $200 million in humanitarian assistance for people displaced by the conflict, but the funding is not keeping up with the vast needs.
In August a former MCC Syria staff member visited congressional offices to urge the U.S. to support a non-violent resolution to the conflict, as well as to ask for greater U.S. funding for humanitarian needs. Call on your Members of Congress to support these two points as well.