Statement By Civil Society Organizations And Individuals For A Humanitarian Ceasefire And To Stop The Killing In Idlib

While “safe” world countries are preparing for the Christmas Holidays and celebrations, the Syrian people in Idlib are facing death, displacement, and destruction. The thing they wish the most is a safe shelter for their children. The Syrian regime forces backed by the Russian air force continue to carry out their aggressive attacks on northern Syria and commit systematic war crimes on a daily basis against the Syrian people. During the last week, the Syrian regime and Russian bombings focused on Maaret al-Numan area and its eastern countryside, committing a large number of massacres as well as displacing tens of thousands of civilians by the direct targeting of residential neighborhoods and infrastructure with a deliberate focus on medical points.

The deliberate targeting of bridges, main roads, and convoys of displaced people has made displacement itself a risky dream for many people.
Even those who were lucky to escape – temporarily – from bombing are faced now with closed borders and cannot find a tent to protect their children from the cold winter and bad conditions near the borderline.

From the beginning of December until yesterday, the White Helmet teams documented the killing of 131 people, including 34 children, 29 women and 3 White Helmets volunteers, while our teams were able to rescue and help 361 people, including 83 children and 74 women, as a result of more than 4000 attacks, including 670 air strikes, 3484 artillery and missile strikes, and 328 explosive barrels.

More than 203,000 people were forced to leave their homes and escape death only during the current month, while thousands of families were trapped in their homes in the eastern countryside of Idlib under shelling and fear of death as the regime and Russian war planes are directly targeting their vehicles if they decided to leave, and this became a new humanitarian disaster threatening their life.

– We call on the United Nations to take immediate and quick action to secure a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire in order to evacuate the intensively bombed areas, where civilians are threatened by new massacres, provided that the ceasefire includes the halt of all bombardment and destruction operations including all types of weapons and warplanes.

-We call on the international entities and International Community to impose an immediate cessation of hostilities by Russia and the Syrian regime, which may amount to war crimes against the Syrian people. -We call on the United Nations, human rights organizations, and the United Nations Security Council to intervene immediately to alleviate the suffering of the displaced people, by stopping the shelling and providing the necessary assistance. – If the world continues to fail in stopping the killing of Syrian civilians, we demand the immediate opening of the borders to civilians who are fleeing death, and this is one of the most basic human rights.

Signed by:

The white helmet- Syria civil defense

Syrian American medical society

AL-Ameen for humanitarian support

ASAA humanitarian Forum

Accuracy Press Institute

Civil Society Support Center

National Syrian Women Association

الهيئة العليا لأحرار سوريا

مجموعة العمل الوطني

المنظمة السورية للحقوق والحريات العامة

The day after


Civil society organizasyon Women For Peace

SKT organization

Syrian Reporter

The association of liberated Syrian Engineers

JANA Watan

Kardeşlik Derneği

Free Hama Council

Jusoor Studies


syria relief development


مجموعة العمل الوطني


Administrative Development Center

Free Syrian Lawyers Association

Idlib Political Commission

Syrian Humanitarian organization


Syrian American Council

Shamal Center


Horrya Press

Iradeti Educational and Relief

Nabni Souria


Hand in Hand for Aid and Development

Sciers ASBL

Alsalehyn Association

Australians for Syria SA

Baladi news

Local Council of Idlib province

Idlib Health Directorate

Women – Now for development

Scholars for Syria

Karabük Üniversitesi

Hooz Center for Social

Civilians for Justice and Peace

Syrian Association for Citizens’ Dignity

Education Womens Association



IMAAR Organization

The Syrian coalition

Alnahda Society

Khabar Agency

Atareb Media center

Ataa humanitarian relief maldives

Baraka Humanitarian Organization

Syrian American Council

Światło dla Syrii Light for Syria

Education Without Borders

Children of One World

Lawyers & Doctors for Human Rights

Sana community for supporting women

SARA Volunteer Team

Violet organization

Big Heart


Ihsan Relief and Development

Horrya press



Relief International

Ihsan Relief and Development

Ahlhoran Assosition


Subol center

Syria Peace Movement

Act and impact

Ataa humanitarian relief maldives

local development organization

Syrian Humanitarian organization

Light for Syria

Raqqa is being slaughtered silently

Free Lawyers Aleppo

Horizon Humanitarian

الجمعية السورية للدراسات و الاستشارات

Sham intellective Center

المجموعة الوطنية  للعدالة الانتقالية في سوريا

Baraka Humanitarian Organization


Karam foundation

Badeer humanitarian

Women Now for development

La Tahzan Charity

A Glımpse of Hope

Hiber Press

Al Sham Humanitarian Foundation

Qassim University

Relief International

Syrian Women Gathering

Syrian Rebel Youth Association

The Syrian Committee for Detainees

Kesh Malek

BINAA for Development

BINAA for Development

Syrian Mediterranean Cultural Forum

Austrlian Syrian ReliefKaram Foundation

Doroob Org

ZAD Community


Ayn Al-Madina


Door Beyond War

ACTED- kaj office

Baytna Syria

with science we raise educational institution

 لمحافظة دير الزو ر الرابطة الثورية

Saraqeeb youth gathering

Life organization

Knowledge Academy for Science and Training

Adopt a Revolution

LACU Local Administration Councils Unit

Syrian center for media and freedom of expression

Asociación Palmira de apoyo al pueblo sirio


with science we raise educational institution

Aafaq Center for Human resources training & Development


NASS Organizatio

Rushd Institution

Insan Charity

NuDay Syria

New Life Pranic Healing

Kids Paradise Humanitarian Organization

Lawadessa center