Reacting to the appointment of Staffan de Mistura as new UN peace envoy on Syria, Camilla Jelbart Mosse, Oxfam’s Syria campaign manager said:
“The appointment of Staffan de Mistura comes at a crucial time when the Syria crisis is spilling out across the region, and the political process seems at a complete deadlock. If the new peace envoy is to succeed, the international community must immediately step up its efforts to put an end to the relentless violence.
“Mr. de Mistura’s knowledge of the region will be key to his mission. He will need to work with regional powers as well as parties to the conflict inside Syria if significant progress is to be made towards a political solution. We urge him to include Syrian civil society in any negotiations, to ensure that the voices of the millions of Syrians who are bearing the brunt of the conflic
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