Syria: Waiting For Peace

23rd Aug 2013

 

After images reports of use of chemical weapons in Syria, today Unicef announced another sad chapter in humanity's history; the number of children fleeing the Syrian conflict has now reached 1m. Most of them have not even turned 11 years old. According to  Unicef  in Syria there are at least 2m children displaced. And half of the population of the Z'atari camp in Jordan is under 18.

The children of Syria are paying far too high a price because of this conflict. They need a safe shelter, food, water - and, most importantly, PEACE. And they need it now.

Oxfam has joined dozens of other organisations to demand world leaders to pursue peace.

Some of them are coming together in Manchester on 4th September- to ask questions, to demand peace and understand how we can make a difference to the people of Syria.

Aid workers from Human Appeal International, Oxfam and Syria Relief, who work closely on a daily basis with Syrians fleeing from the conflict, will be sharing their stories at Imperial War Museum North in Manchester.

Credit Matthew Norman/Syria Relief

 The event includes an exclusive exhibition of photographs by Matthew Norman and Rizwan Hussein, who have recently visited Syria respectively with Syria Relief and Human Appeal. It will be chaired by BBC Broadcaster Talat Farooq Awan. 

'SYRIA: WAITING FOR PEACE' is organised by Oxfam GB, Human Appeal International, Syria Relief and Islamic Relief.

RSVP Serena Tramonti on stramonti@oxfam.org.uk or online https://syriawaitingforpeace.eventbrite.co.uk/

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