Joint Statement After Chemical Attack in Syria

Susan Sgorbati, Director of CAPA, and Vahidin Omanovic of the Center for Peacebuilding, released the following joint statement.

The body of a child after a reported gas attack on Tuesday in the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib Province. Credit Ammar Abdullah/Reuters, via the New York Times

Yesterday, the world witnessed—again—the murder of innocent Syrians, including children.

We condemn these barbaric attacks with chemical weapons and the murder of innocent Syrians. We call on everyone in the world to work to find a peaceful way to resolve this conflict for the sake of Syrian citizens.

The blood of these innocent Syrian people is on the world’s conscience.

To the people of Syria, we say: we see you, we care about you, we want the killing to stop.

Let us know what we can do to help you.


Vahidin Omanovic
Center for Peacebuilding
Sanski Most, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Susan Sgorbati
Center for the Advancement of Public Action 
Bennington College,
Bennington, Vermont, US


Photo credit Ammar Abdullah/Reuters, via The New York Times