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Are U.S. Sanctions Against Syria Stalling Humanitarian Aid After the Earthquake?

Posted on AllSides February 19th, 2023
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In the past decade, the people of Syria have suffered the unparalleled hardships of war and mass displacement. Earlier this month, Syrians were struck by another calamity as a historic earthquake destroyed entire towns in Turkey and Syria and buried tens of thousands of people under rubble.

The desperate need for humanitarian aid has reignited a debate over U.S. sanctions against Syria and whether the U.S. government should lift them to accelerate rescue and relief efforts. The regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is using the earthquake to renew calls...

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https://theintercept.com/2023/02/19/syria-earthquake-us-sanctions/

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