In October, the library hosted event about the civil war in Syria, which is increasingly a humanitarian crisis. You can listen to this event here: Online Audio: A Discussion on Syria and the Suffering Grasses.
I wanted to share this video from PBS which includes troubling information about the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government against rebels. This is a new and worrisome step in this evolving conflict. For additional information, you may want to read the New York Times Topic Page on Syria.
PBS Newshour: Has Syria Used Chemical Weapons on Civilians?
Description: The Obama administration said recently it believes the Syrian government has used chemical weapons, but it stopped short of saying that the regime had crossed the so-called red line, which would trigger a U.S. response. The disclosure came initially from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, traveling in Abu Dhabi.
Watch U.S. Believes Syrian Regime Has Used Chemical Weapons on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.