For Immediate Release
July 21, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. - National Muslim and Syrian American leaders will hold a press conference in front of the White House at 10 AM on Friday, July 22, to call for immediate action in Aleppo. This press conference comes one day after the hand delivery of a letter to President Obama urging the U.S. government to act to protect the people of Aleppo.
The humanitarian crisis in Syria is at a critical moment. Eastern Aleppo City is besieged and civilians and civilian areas continue to be targeted through daily aerial attacks. This week alone, four hospitals were bombed, three of which were forced to close due to structural damage. Castello Road, the main humanitarian access route into eastern Aleppo City, is completely blocked, besieging 320,000 civilians. The people of the city are trapped and have been bombed for nearly 90...