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Dear friends,

With the 5th anniversary of the Syrian civil war fast approaching, and another round of peace talks delayed, it is imperative that the world puts the needs of the Syrian people first.

It’s time to put an immediate halt to all fighting. Far too many lives have already been lost or destroyed, and the very existence of Syria as a state is under threat. Those responsible for the fighting should realise that that route will lead nowhere.

If the latest peace talks convened by the UN Special Envoy are to have any chance of making progress, all those capable of improving conditions on the ground must act now.

Mary Robinson

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