Monday, 23 March 2015

Ask your MP to support Syria Civil Defence – ‘The White Helmets’



Syria Civil Defence, known as The White Helmets, are volunteer rescue workers who have saved thousands of people from the rubble of air attacks.

After Assad’s forces again attacked civilians with chlorine bombs on 16th of March, Syria Civil Defence called on UN Security Council members to enforce a no-fly zone.
You can help.

If you live in the UK, this page can help you write an email to your MP.

Please ask your MP to support The White Helmets in their call for action to end Assad’s air attacks.

Get started here.



Photo above: Kafranbel protesters call for a No-Fly Zone, 21 March. More here.

Below: London protest outside the US Embassy, 22 March. More here.





Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Syria Civil Defence ‘White Helmets’ call for No-Fly Zone following chemical attack

 

Protest called for Sunday 22nd March, 2-4pm, US Embassy London, in response to the latest chemical attacks by Assad’s air force.

Facebook event page.

These attacks violate three UN Security Council resolutions: UNSCR 2118 and UNSCR 2209 on chemical weapons in Syria, and UNSCR 2139 which demanded an end to barrel bomb attacks on civilian-populated areas.

The attacks in Idlib came just ten days after the Security Council adopted resolution 2209 (2015), which notes that “the use of toxic chemicals as a weapon would constitute a violation of resolution 2118” and decides that “in the event of future non-compliance with resolution 2118” the Security Council will “impose measures under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter.”

Above images: 17th March London protest outside the US Embassy.

Following the 16 March attacks, Syria Civil Defence, also known as the White Helmets, have called for the imposition of a no-fly zone in Syria to stop further air attacks on civilians by the Assad regime.You can sign a petition in support on their website, www.whitehelmets.org.

Press release from The Syria Campaign.

See the syria2015.org.uk site for more on our 4th Anniversary March demand for a no-fly zone.