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On the Third Anniversary of the Syrian Uprising 


Given the appalling violence in Syria -- leaving at least 130,000 dead, some 9 million displaced, and 9.3 million in need of humanitarian aid -- it is urgent for the international community to take action to save lives and relieve suffering.

No less, it is important to remember what this struggle is about. This week marks the third anniversary of the start of the Syrian uprising. When unarmed protestors first went out into the streets, they had a goal larger than not being killed. They raised their voices against a regime that denied them voice. Governments searching for an end to the war must honor those aspirations for freedom and dignity...