International community needs to move forward on a political agenda for Syria: Zerrougui

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Leila Zerrougui

The situation in Syria continues to be dire especially for children who make up the majority of those displaced both in and outside the country.

That's what the Special representative of the Secretary-general for Children and Armed Conflict Leila Zerrougui told reporters at the United Nations on Monday.

Ms. Zerougi says she was overwhelmed by what she saw not only in Syria, but also the four neighboring countries of Iraq, Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon that receiving Syrian refugees.

” The government feels it is winning but we need to work with the government to understand that the only way to bring an end to the conflict is to bring the society together and to understand there is grievance and we need to move forward on a political agenda.”

Special Representative Leila Zerrougui said there are daily violations against children. She added that since her last visit to Syria, the situation has become more polarised and it would be very difficult to bring the Syrians together if the international community doesn't work as one to convince the combatants there's no reward to be won in Syria.

Donn Bobb, United Nations.

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