That the human chapter, approaching the end of 2015, reads of a violent conflict that has claimed the lives of more than 250,000 people and has displaced millions from their homes, must be taken as an abomination of a failing of humankind to care and to protect one another.
It is shameful to say the least that the powers of circumstance have been impotent in stopping a humanitarian tragedy that has slaughtered civilians - including women and children, many of whom have been barrel-bombed or gassed to death, under the despot Bashar al Assad.
The desperation of ten thousands of Syrians trying to find solace within the safe borders of Europe also demonstrates a further failing of humanity to sustain serenity for so many people.
While some nations might claim salvation in their reserved willingness to host many refugees, humanity cannot be taken off the hook for sharing the humanitarian tragedy because war still rages in Syria, threatening to send another three million refugees, to Europe in 2016. Moreover, the intervention of Vladimir Putin's Russia into the Syrian conflict, threatens to prolong, to compound and to complicate any peace in Syria.
What has been done, has been done. Now rectification of the Syrian blight begs full attention, a solution and a lasting peace to the remaining people in the entire Levant.