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Geneva talks need to bring relief to Syria

AS Syrian diplomats squabbled in Geneva last week, those trapped inside Syria and at the borders were in desperate need of humanitarian assistance and protection.

In the refugee settlements I visited in the Middle East, a hidden and seemingly unrelenting cycle of violence has taken hold.

In the camps in Lebanon and Jordan, women and girls are humiliated as a result of the stress and despair of displacement.

They cannot wait any longer for the political settlement needed to end the cycle of violence.

For the sake of all Syrians, we hope the talking in Geneva brings relief, if not peace.

LEIGH DAYNES

Executive director, Doctors of the World,

London

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