SYRIA: Assyrian Democratic Organization issues statement on its 63rd anniversary

ZALIN (Qamishli), Syria – On the occasion of its 63rd anniversary, the Assyrian Democratic Organization (ADO) issued a statement calling on the International community to take urgent action to help the Syrian people emerge from the suffocating humanitarian and economic hardship they have been forcibly pushed into.

ADO called for the rapid launch of a political process under the auspices of the United Nations to put pressure on the Syrian regime and its allies to accept the full implementation of Resolution 2254 and ensure the formation of a full-fledged transitional governing body and the drafting of a new constitution. ADO also called for a comprehensive ceasefire, the release of detainees, the disclosure of the fate of the missing persons, the admission of entry humanitarian aid to all areas, and the return of refugees and displaced persons to their areas of origin.

The statement renewed ADO’s appeal for the parties and institutions of the Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian people in the homeland and the diaspora to be more united and coordinate in the face of challenges and risks, including demographic change due to displacement.

The statement concluded by announcing the cancellation of celebrations of ADO’s 63rd anniversary due to the coronavirus pandemic and pledged to continue the struggle for rights.