The 165 national organisations of Caritas Internationalis are calling on the international community to increase efforts to promote peace in Syria.
Governments are encouraged to back an immediate ceasefire to protect the civilian population and support inclusive peace negotiations.
Peaceful coexistence among religious and ethnic communities should be promoted in Syria.
The world must provide humanitarian aid to Syrians inside and outside the country.
Millions of Syrian refugees in the region or who have made the dangerous journey to Europe and further afield need to be welcomed with dignity as part of our shared humanity.
Caritas provides food, healthcare, basic needs, education, shelter, counselling, protection and livelihoods in Syria and to refugees in host countries.
"You are not alone ….Do not lose hope."
"Let us not get tired of giving aid. But we’re asking for emotional spiritual aid too. We need a worldwide movement towards peace in Syria."
"Everyone has to recognise that there is no military solution for Syria, but only a political solution. The international community must therefore support the peace talks heading towards the construction of a government of national unity."
"Overcome indifference and proclaim with strength that peace in Syria is possible! Peace in Syria is possible!"