Siege Watch First Quarterly Report, November 2015 – January 2016

SiegeWatch1Siege Watch is a project that aims to provide the international community with timely and accurate information on conditions in Syria’s besieged communities. New data published in this first Siege Watch report shows that there are well over 1,000,000 Syrians under siege and that the Syrian government and its allies are by far the biggest perpetrators of sieges against civilians. Current UN practices regarding besieged area designation and reporting, forced local ceasefires, and aid delivery may validate and inadvertently encourage the expansion of the Syrian government’s “surrender or starve” strategy.

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