CDS THANKS U.S. HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM FOR EXHIBIT HIGHLIGHTING PLIGHT OF CIVILIANS IN ALEPPO

Washington, DC – The Coalition for a Democratic Syria (CDS) expresses its deep appreciation for the committed work of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) to present an exhibit highlighting the atrocities inflicted on civilians in eastern Aleppo, who have fallen under government siege and remain unprotected from continuous aerial bombardment by the Syrian Government and Russia.

Though the month-long siege of eastern Aleppo has been tenuously broken, there is no guarantee that current positions will hold. Meanwhile, residents are facing some of the heaviest punitive bombardment of the six-year war and are suffering rapidly deteriorating humanitarian conditions, in the wake of a string of devastating attacks on Aleppo’s critical infrastructure. Without intervention from the international community, the city’s residents are confronted with an incredibly grim fate.

“In its continued reticence to act, the international community has become complicit in the tragedy of what is happening in Aleppo,” said Mouaz Moustafa, Political Director to United for a Free Syria and Executive Director of the Syrian Emergency Task Force. “We hope that the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s powerful exhibit will encourage policymakers to assume their duty to end the near-constant violation of international law and to allow for humanitarian provisions to finally be delivered to the city’s beleaguered residents.”

Those interested in viewing the video exhibit may do so in the Wexner Center of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum or online at https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vkto2QxKhvA&feature=youtu.be.