For nearly a century of working with people affected by wars and their aftermath, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) has witnessed again and again how efforts to protect lives through military means, no matter how well intended, ultimately cost even more lives and cause more destruction.
We grieve the senseless destruction of life in Syria. The ongoing civil war is causing death to thousands and displacement to millions of Syrians. We condemn in the strongest terms all forms of violence and war, including targeted acts of violence against civilians, missile strikes, and the use of chemical weapons. Please read more about AFSC’s call to all governments and parties to the conflict to end the violence.