Syria

Sharing the burden

Print edition : February 21, 2014

Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khalid al-Hamad al-Sabah (centre), U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (second right), and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (third right) before the opening session of the Syrian Donors Conference in Kuwait City on January 15. Photo: REUTERS

Syrian refugees wait with their belongings after crossing the border on January 18 near the town of Hata in southern Turkey. Photo: OZAN KOSE/AFP

The Geneva II conference may not bring an early end to the fighting in Syria, but at a conference hosted by Kuwait there is serious talk of establishing humanitarian corridors so that aid can be reached to the suffering millions trapped in areas controlled by the rebels.
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