Date of the message: 31 March 2020
Dear Syrian women and men:
The Center for Civil Society and Democracy is following confirmed cases of those suffering from the coronavirus in various regions of Syria with great concern. We are also concerned that not all those suffering from the coronavirus are being registered as confirmed cases. We proudly commend the socially responsible initiatives taken by the many women and men of the Syrian civil society.
We believe that it is our duty to share some of the initiatives CCSD is taking to respond to the containment of the Coronavirus among Syrian women and men, inside Syria and those in asylum elsewhere, with the Syrian women and men:
Through this approach, we encourage the Syrian women and men to pledge their commitment towards the containment of this pandemic, alleviating the negative impacts of this global crisis on Syria and contributing to the prevention and protection measures for all.
We call on each of us to take the initiative to limit the spread of the virus, at the personal level, and encouraging our families, neighbors, colleagues and our local community members to do same so we can face this pandemic together. We need to minimize pressure on the healthcare sector in our regions, pending the availability of a vaccine for the disease, so let us first start to adhere to the following procedures:
We invite you to stand in solidarity with us and cooperating with our families in domestic work.
Doing joint leisure activities with our families, which is an opportunity to strengthen our relationships with each other.
This social responsibility will not be fulfilled without the participation of all Syrian women and men. The Corona epidemic does not follow any geographical boundaries and will not distinguish between Syrian women and men based on geographical location, nationality, religion, gender, or political affiliation.
I hope at the end of this letter that this pandemic will pass with the least impacts and suffering for Syrian women and men, and that it will be an opportunity to take societal responsibility and to express the solidarity with each other. We greatly understand the difficult period in which you will live in the distance away from others, but be sure that this will play a crucial role in saving the lives of your loved ones.
Accept our well wishes for health, hoping that we will overcome the plight of the whole world.
Also, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any suggestions, recommendations, comments, or questions on the email that we have allocated for this purpose: