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Middle East crisis response

Workers unload two containers containing relief kits, blankets, infant kits, health kits and school kits for two MCC partners - Popular Aid for Relief and Development (PARD), and Development for People and Nature Association (DPNA). All items went to Syrian refugees currently living in Sidon, Lebanon and the surrounding areas. Refugees live within the community in rented apartments, abandoned buildings, unfinished buildings under construction, and with host families. (MCC Photo/Sarah Adams)

MCC calls for end to violence in Syria

Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

 Mennonite Central Committee urgently calls on all governments and parties to the conflict to end the violence in Syria. We condemn in the strongest terms all forms of violence and war, including missile strikes, use of chemical weapons, targeted acts of violence against civilians, conventional warfare and suicide bombings.

Further militarization of the conflict will only increase the suffering of the Syrian people and the shattering of Syrian society.

 We call on all nations to immediately end shipments of military equipment and arms to the Syrian government and to rebel groups, and to increase contributions of food and other humanitarian assistance to civilians in all areas of Syria and to Syrian refugees who have fled to neighboring countries, and their host communities.

We call on the international community, and Syrians from all sides, to negotiate with urgency and seriousness an inclusive political solution to the crisis, guaranteeing the rights of all Syrians.

In the name of Christ, we pray and work for peace in Syria.

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MCC's work with Syrian partner organizations is built on decades of relationships, beginning in the 1980s. Through those partners, MCC is responding to the basic human needs of Syrians by distributing food, blankets and kits, and supporting peacebuilding and education in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon. In all these programs, the well-being of children is at heart.

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