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Peace in Syria in 7-Days - a Welcoming, but Fragile Humanitarian Compromise

The International Syria Support Group - a listing of some of the world's foreign ministers, have agreed at a meeting in Munich, Germany, to institute a ceasefire in the Syrian conflict. Starting next week, the group agreed to a temporary "cessation of hostilities".

The Munich agreement represents a compromise between the United States(US), which wanted and proposed an immediate ceasefire, and Russia, which wanted to prolong fighting until March 1st. 

But deteriorating humanitarian conditions within Syria have begged for immediate relief and in response, western members of the International Syria Support Group, have sought to "accelerate and expand" the delivery of humanitarian aid to besieged areas of Syria. Tens of thousands of Syrians remain displaced inside the country with some starving to death because of military blockade. Also, intensified Russian bombings on the behalf of Bashar al Assad's regime, in and around Aleppo, have sent thousands of Syrians fleeing to safety toward the Turkish border.

However, that some agreement has been reached, even if temporary and delayed for one week, is remarkable and significant as a step to providing peace to the Syrian people. Yet, the temporary agreement is just "commitments on paper" as described by US Secretary of State John Kerry, who explained:"The test is whether or not all the parties honor those agreements and implement them," the Associated Press(AP) reported.

And so it has come to fruition that on this 12th day of February, 2016, and after five-years of war, that peace has become even more possible in Syria along with the deliverance of hundreds of thousands from sustained violence and death. To peace: all humanitarians pray...Amen.