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October 22, 2012
Posted: 2158 GMT

A Syrian man and boy ride a horse cart in Aleppo on Thursday.

A very interesting article by Le Figaro’s Edith Bouvier on France’s direct financial support for Syrian civil reconstruction and humanitarian projects. The idea is to give money to civilian groups to help rebuild bakeries, set up medical or collect trash even as the civil war rages on.

According to this article, France has so far sent 1.5 million Euros to fourteen “civilian revolutionary committees” from Aleppo, Damascus, Homs and other hard-hit regions.

This is also interesting because according to this report, France’s ambassador to Syria, Eric Chevallier, travels to within “a few hundred meters of Syria to meet with the representatives of these committees and to give them French help.”

During these meetings, the report goes on to say, the men talk about the unrelenting violence in Syria but also come equipped with reports and a “spreadsheet explaining every expense. For each financial donation, a promise is made to provide a detailed expense reports.”

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Muthyavan.   October 23rd, 2012 2:14 pm ET

We must congratulate France for all it efforts to support these revolutionary committees. In the absence of true international support to these genuine freedom fighters, who are facing a worst murderous regimes. Support by individual countries for humanitarian works needs a lot of appreciation. Because some supper powers who hold veto powers in united nation are blocking any international effort to force the Syrian regime for a peacefull settlement . The killing of innocent children ,women and destruction of an ancent civilization is continuing in the face of the present world civilization.

Mayeth   November 4th, 2012 11:01 am ET

All the best wishes for you guys. May Allaah help you in your sgultgre for dignity and freedom.On a side note,the green band at the top of the Syrian flag should be light green,not deep green. The light green one is the standard type used by most opposition groups,including the Syrian National Council,Free Syrian Army and most demonstrators inside and outside Syria.So was the pre-Baath flag. I think this deep green version you have got from Wikipedia,and this is erroneous. Plz see to this.Was salam

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