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://www.unocha.org/cap/appeals/humanitarian-assistance-response-plan-syria-1-january-30-june-2013
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: http://youtu.be/rqocPhPGFyk
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: http://sams-usa.net/sams-launches-save-syrian-lives-campaign-sslc/