Editor's note: The following is a message sent to CNN's Amanpour by Zaher Sahloul, a Syrian-American doctor who has appeared on the program in the past.
"More than 70% of [Homs'] inhabitants are forced out and the rest are being squeezed. There are daily shelling of the largest neighborhood (Alwaar) where most of the previously displaced people went to. The population of Homs including my family feel desperate.
"This is of course part of the larger picture of Genocide in Syria, but no one is talking about it except for your program. The public should know that this [is] the first Genocide in the Twenty First Century and the worst since Rowanda [sic]. You should also be critical of the silence of our administration and the international community. The UN has the Responsibility to Protect the Syrian people and they are not discharging their legal duty.
"In spite of the daily war crimes, crimes against humanity and indiscriminate shelling of civilians by long range Ballistic surface to surface missiles (first in the history by a regime against its people), there is outrage.
"Only 15% of the American people are paying attention to what is happening in Syria due to the poor and inconsistent media coverage.!!"