After pouring in $48.5 million aid to meet the urgent needs of the people inside and outside Syria amid the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the country, Canada Friday said that it is ready to render more help to the ever increasing people affected by Syrian Crisis.
"In the 24 violent months since the Syrian people began rising up against the Assad regime, tens of thousands of Syrians have been killed, more than a million have fled to neighbouring countries, and many more have been displaced within Syria's borders," said the Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird.
"We have acted with like-minded countries, and Canada stands ready to do more. We look forward to a day when the bloodshed has ended, and the work of building a peaceful, democratic, pluralistic Syria can begin," said Baird in a press release.
"Canada continues to stand resolutely with the people of Syria in this very dark period," he added.
Canada last month announced an additional $25 million aid making the total contribution to $48.5 million in providing food, water, medical care, shelter and safety for the Syrian refugees who fled the country in last 22 months of civil war.
The United Nations is aiming to get $ 1.5 billion to take care of the people displaced by the war. Around 60,000 people were killed in the ongoing war according to the International Organization.
While pledging continued support, the foreign minister noted that Canadian sanctions against the Syrian regime are among the toughest in the world.
"They are designed to increase the pressure on Assad to end the bloodshed and relinquish power while cutting off access to the financing that sustains its repressive apparatus," foreign ministry said.
The conflict in the country was started when the al-Assad regime began forcefully cracking down the people demonstrating for political reform after the Arab spring revolution that swept the Middle East and Africa.
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