Posts Tagged ‘Syrian conflict’

Syria’s economy so bad many people don’t have one meal a day, nun says

Monday, May 30th, 2022

The war in Syria is mostly over, and not a house was unaffected, said a nun based there. But now, the economy is so bad that people look back on the war and say, “at least then we had some food to eat, and we could feed our children.” Sister Annie Demerjian, delegation councillor for Read more

Caritas worker laments dire plight of Syrian refugees

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

A New Zealand aid worker says the situation in overflowing Syrian refugee camps remains hopeless as the country marks three years of civil war. The brutal Syrian conflict has left an estimated 146,000 people dead, half of them reportedly civilians, and caused millions to flee. Aid experts say up to 4 million people could be Read more

War as punishment: President Obama’s Syrian solution

Friday, September 6th, 2013

The most recent comments by United States President Barack Obama regarding a possible military intervention in Syria indicate views at odds with just war theory – the doctrine emerging from moral philosophy surrounding the just use of military force. On Saturday, President Obama expressed his desire to “hold the Assad regime accountable for their use Read more