Is the U.S. Now Syria's Only Hope?

Monday, June 10, 2013

Syria, refugee camps, humanitarian crisis, jordan Children play in a Syrian refugee camp in Mafraq, Jordan (Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty)

New figures from the United Nations estimate that by the end of the year, more than 10 million Syrians will need some kind of aid.

That’s half the country’s population. The UN says it needs $5 billion to provide assistance to the growing number of Syrian refugees. Will the U.S. be forced to pay all or most of that bill eventually?

Lyse Doucet, chief international correspondent for the BBC, discusses the latest developments in Syria and the growing appeals for humanitarian aid.

New figures from the United Nations estimate that by the end of the year … more than 10 million Syrians … will need some kind of aid.
That’s half the country’s population.
The UN says it will cost $5 billion to help Syrian refugees …  
 
Nicholas Burns, former US Ambassador to NATO and Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics, Harvard Kennedy School argues … the only country with the power and resources to stop Assad now is the United States.
 
Ambassador Burns joins me

Guests:

Nicholas Burns

Produced by:

Ally Harrison and Mythili Rao

Comments [1]

Dennis from US

The statement that Christianity doesn't have the inter mural conflict  that Islam has is certainly not accurate if you compare Christianity in 1434 CE with islam in 1434 AH.  Maybe it's just a developmental phase.

Jun. 10 2013 01:46 PM

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