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Good News About Syria from UN Security Council

We just received this update from The Syria Campaign

Rita — good news on Syria,

An hour ago the UN Security Council voted to let food and medicine cross borders and conflict lines and reach millions of people who need it. It’s one of the few moments that the Council has united for Syria — a rare occasion when Russia and China haven’t used their veto.

After you joined the campaign demanding action on UN aid into Syria, insiders told us that our voices were heard at the highest levels. This same public pressure combined with weeks of intense negotiations and lobbying have brought us to this point. There’s no pretending this is an ideal resolution, but it could make a difference to 2 million Syrians.

Over the next few weeks we’ll have to make sure that Resolution 2165 doesn’t just amount to another piece of paper. But for now, I just wanted to share this update with you and show that public pressure works.

I’ll be in touch soon,
Anna

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