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Are you going to a festival? Show your love for Syria!

Posted by Suzanne Rodrigues Editorial Assistant in Oxfam's Digital Communications Team

24th Jun 2013

I'm off to Glastonbury today and before I go, I wanted to make sure fellow festival-goers have heard about Oxfam's Love Syria campaign.  Over the summer, Oxfam campaigners will be getting people to show their love and solidarity for the Syrian men, women and children caught up in the escalating crisis in their country. Make sure you get involved. 

Here's a brief rundown of what you need to know:

  • Oxfam has been campaigning at the UK's biggest festivals since 1993. The Love Syria campaign is our biggest to date.
  • Oxfam will be at 17 festivals this year.  That includes Glastonbury, Latitude and Shambala. 
  • Violent conflict in Syria has forced over 8 million people from their homes. 
  • The impact the conflict is having on ordinary people is not getting the media coverage it deserves and needs. 
  • You can show your love for Syria by sharing a visual symbol of support and signing a petition that's calling on the UK government to increase international aid across the affected region and to support efforts to find a peaceful, not military, end to the crisis. 

I leave you with a few words from our campaigns director, Ben Phillips:

"Imagine how it would feel to lose everything, to be forced to leave the place you know and love to protect yourself and your family. That is the reality for hundreds of thousands of Syrians who need the world's help."

And this video: 

Hopefully I'll see lots of you showing your support down on the farm next weekend!

Spread the word

Click on the Facebook share button below to tell your friends about Love Syria, and follow the progress of the campaign through Twitter #lovesyria. 

Blog post written by Suzanne Rodrigues

Editorial Assistant in Oxfam's Digital Communications Team

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