We are quickly approaching the third anniversary of the Syrian conflict that has claimed more than 140,000 lives.
The UN now says that more than 40% of Syrians are displaced – 9.5 million are refugees.
2.5 million have left Syria to places like Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey.
11,000 children have died, over 1 million are refugees outside of Syria.
The fractional fighting amongst rebel groups continues to compromise the situation further as they fight amongst themselves. In recent days 2000 people have died in Northern Syria due to the most radical elements exacting lives from each other.
Devastation is everywhere. Starvation is rapid. Families separated, villages destroyed.
The UN, in some places, has been suspended some of it's humanitarian missions, citing the dangers to their staff.
Some UN personnel have been killed trying to help people.
It says openly that it does not have enough food to help feed the people under it's care.
Terrorists, Jihadists, and Freedom fighters… pro-government forces all fighting each other in this chaotic the sectarian conflict.
The international community seems out of ideas on what can be done.
The Obama administration, preoccupied with the Crimea Crisis and the Israeli Palestinian peace process, is accused of paralysis.
Russia continues to prop up the Assad Regime.
There appears to be a stalemate – but it is also correct to say that the last year has seen gains for government forces in terms of land controlled.
Hezbollah and Iran, Kurdish separatists and foreign fighters continue to push their agenda and ideology at the cost of human life.
Holms and Aleppo have suffered nearly three years of continues conflict and shelling, leaving streets and homes deserted.
Please remember to pray for the innocents and those who seek to comfort, care, and provide for these Syrians.
Do not loose hope that this horrible situation can end, that peace can prevail, and that God does care about His creation in Syria.
Middle East Correspondent