Sunday, February 10, 2013

Video interview with Jamal Iqtish regarding his meeting with UN Health Svcs Director in Amman who confirmed UN aid $ going to Assad regime

Interview with Jamal Iqtish regarding his meeting with UN Health Services Director in Amman who confirmed UN aid $ going to Assad regime.

After an international outcry against the UN funding the Assad regime,  the UN and some of its agencies are now saying that UN Humanitarian Aid to Syria is NOT going to the Assad regime.  These new comments are mere rhetoric meant to distract from the truth.

The UN's plan  - named the Humanitarian Assistance Response Plan for Syria (1 January – 30 June 2013) also referred to as HARP – was created by The Government of Syria, in collaboration with UN agencies.  You can read the plan details on the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs website:  ttp://

According to this plan,  the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates is the Syrian Government focal point in charge of the supervision of aid distribution.
The  Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates in the Arab Republic of Syria is (or was) Walid Al MoallemHe denies that his regime is dropping bombs on, illegally kidnapping, torturing and murdering civilians, etc. Here’s an example of his position as demonstrated by his letter to the UN dated 7.19.12. Bear in the mind the war in Syria has been going on for a year and a half at the time he wrote this letter:
As recently as the 23rd of January the UN denied it was giving aid money to the Assad regime.  In an article by Olivia Alabaster in Lebanon’s ‘The Daily Star’, you’ll see the denial. You’ll also note that the article discusses the Syrian Opposition’s petition against the UN. If the UN’s money was going where it was needed – including to Opposition-held areas – there would be no need for this petition. Article here:

I was in Amman, Jordan at the end of January volunteering with Syrian refugees. I met with the Syrian American Medical Society’s (SAMS) Amman Advisory, Jamal Iqtish. The prior afternoon he and other SAMS members met with the UN Health Services Director in Amman. This UN Director is responsible for overseeing distribution in Jordan, Iraq and Syria. He outright stated that UN aid money is given to the Assad regime. Here’s the recorded interview with Jamal Iqtish in Amman:

Jordan's King Abdullah II and Jamal Iqtish

I respectfully request the UN to publish its aid distribution information to the international community. Its plan calls for detailed record keeping so we know its taking place. Please prove us wrong. 

In the interim I ask that you DO NOT donate money to the UN or any of its agencies until such time as the UN can prove it is distributing aid to the most needy in Syrian Opposition-held areas. Do not allow the UN to further fund the perpetrator of this horrific Syrian regime created disaster.

There are a number of terrific non-profits that you can donate to where you can be assured the aid is going to those truly in need. 

The Syrian American Medical Society’s Save Syrian Lives Campaign is a perfect example:

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