Margaret Scott

联合国的半满水杯

内罗毕—据说受困于叙利亚内战的家庭正在靠树叶和草做成的“沙拉”果腹。据联合国难民机构的数据,超过两百万叙利亚人曾经逃往邻国。回国后,许多人面临着缺少食物、药品和居所的严冬。此外,更糟糕的是,叙利亚正面临着脊髓灰质炎爆发。

对于叙利亚危机,国际社会的反应可谓是一场灾难。事实上,叙利亚可以说变身为联合国失败的化身。安理会陷入了僵局。在大马士革,可能的和平缔造者来来往往,说些外交辞令,却没有实现任何成果。纾困机构无法在最需要它们的地方展开工作。

但是,毫无疑问,如果没有联合国,叙利亚的局势会更加糟糕。黎巴嫩、约旦和土耳其将承受更大的难民涌入的压力。而尽管实现停火的努力失败了,但外交努力并没有失败——至少没有完全失败。10月,联合国检察人员开始了销毁叙利亚化学武库和设施的第一步,叙利亚政府予以全面配合。

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