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MdM voices its positions and recommendations through press releases that you can find in this section. We also can sign joint statements (other press releases). You can also read the testimonies from the field or from MdM staff.

Joint press releases // 24 Jan, 2017

Syria: “Stand and Deliver”

On 4 February 2016, the international community agreed on a ‘comprehensive new approach’ to address the protracted Syria crisis at the “Supporting Syria and the Region” Conference in London. Donors, and neighbouring countries, which host the vast majority of those who have fled Syria, committed to significant financial pledges and policy changes to improve the […]

Joint press releases // 04 Dec, 2016

Uniting for Peace in Syria: Global Civil Society Appeal to UN Member States

The UN Security Council has failed Syrians. In almost six years of conflict, close to half a million people have been killed and eleven million have been forced to leave their homes. Most recently, the Syrian and Russian governments and their allies have carried out unlawful attacks on eastern Aleppo with scant regard for some […]

Joint press releases // 18 Jul, 2016

Gaza,the impossible reconstruction

Two years after the Israeli military operation on Gaza in the summer of 2014, which claimed the lives of almost 1,500 Palestinians, the debris remain visible in the strip. The reconstruction of the infrastructure, medical infrastructure in particular, and the rehousing of the 100,000 people who were rendered homeless due to the war, is halted […]

Joint press releases // 28 Feb, 2016

Aid and civilians attacked as leaders talk ceasefire

Press statement by the Syria INGO Regional Forum and the NGO Forum representing 78 national and international aid agencies in Syria and neighbouring countries Just as the world’s leaders committed themselves to get aid delivered to millions of Syrians in need, aid agencies warn that this has been one of the worst months on record […]

Joint press releases // 15 Apr, 2015

“Charting a new course: overcoming the stalemate in Gaza” – Briefing Paper –

Six months after the Cairo International Conference on Palestine and Reconstructing Gaza following massive destruction caused by the conflict in summer 2014, AIDA[1], the Association of International Development Agencies, is publishing its report “Charting a New Course: Overcoming the Stalemate in Gaza” in which it puts forward concrete recommendations to speed up reconstruction.   The […]

Joint press releases // 13 Apr, 2015

CHARTING A NEW COURSE – Overcoming the stalemate in Gaza

In 2014, after unprecedented destruction and suffering in Gaza, international donors pledged $3.5bn and a change in approach. Six months later, reconstruction and recovery have barely begun, there has been no accountability for violations of international law, and Gaza remains cut off from the West Bank. This paper outlines an achievable course of action to […]

Joint press releases // 13 Apr, 2015

World not delivering on Gaza reconstruction promises, new report warns

The international community must urgently change its approach to Gaza and deliver on promises of reconstruction, 46 agencies said today in a new report on the lack of progress since last year’s conflict. Six months since donors pledged $3.5 billion towards Gaza’s recovery, many people are worse off and not a single one of the […]

Joint press releases // 16 Mar, 2015

Report: – Failing Syria –

“The unanimous adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2139 (UNSCR 2139) at the end of February 2014 brought with it much needed hope for people in Syria and across the Middle East. In the resolution, the UN Security Council (UNSC) – the body responsible for international peace and security – called for an urgent increase […]

Joint press releases // 16 Mar, 2015

Aid agencies give UN Security Council a ‘fail grade’ on Syria

21 humanitarian and human rights organizations say warring parties and powerful states have failed to implement UNSC resolutions leading to “worst year” of crisis for civilians in Syria. The agencies today released a scathing critique of the UN Security Council powers detailing how they have failed to alleviate the suffering of civilians in Syria amid […]

Joint press releases // 27 Feb, 2015

30 International Aid Agencies: “We must not fail in Gaza.”

Six months have passed since a ceasefire on 26 August 2014 ended over seven weeks of fighting between Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups in the Gaza Strip. As UN agencies and international NGOs operating in Gaza, we are alarmed by the limited progress in rebuilding the lives of those affected and tackling the root […]

Joint press releases // 08 Dec, 2014

Humanitarian and human rights agencies urge governments to resettle 5% of refugees from Syria by end 2015

Over 30 international organisations are calling on governments meeting in Geneva tomorrow to commit to offering sanctuary to at least the most vulnerable 5 per cent of refugees from Syria currently in neighbouring countries – 180,000 people – by the end of 2015. The governments convened by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) […]

Joint press releases // 29 Oct, 2014

Gaza: let’s not rebuild a prison

5.4 billion dollars! This was the historic amount pledged by the donor countries at the Cairo Conference of 12 October. It’s a major gesture of solidarity that we all welcome. But for the humanitarian organizations present on the ground, it’s difficult to shake off a feeling of déjà vu. The hospitals, schools, infrastructure which we […]