Pope appeals for world to remember Syria war victims

A Syrian child cries during the UN-led evacuation of thousands of civilians from the besieged city of Homs, on February 12, 2014Pope Francis warned Friday that the millions of people affected by the Syria crisis risk being forgotten because of the “globalisation of indifference” toward the conflict. The international community risks “forgetting the daily victims, the unspeakable suffering, the thousands of refugees, including the elderly and children, who suffer and sometimes die from hunger and disease caused by the war,” he said. The globalisation of indifference… This indifference hurts us!” the pope said at a meeting with 25 Church-backed aid groups from the region.

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