Stand With Syria

Blogs, Emergencies article written on the 11 Mar 2014

The conflict in Syria is the worst humanitarian crisis of the 21st Century. More than 100,000 people have been killed in the conflict, including 11,000 children. 2.5 million people are living as refugees. After 3 yrs of conflict, the Syria bloodshed must end. Be part of a global movement to end the violence in Syria after three years of conflict.

Now is the time to call on the Australian Government to do all it can to make sure the people of Syria do not lose another year to bloodshed and suffering. It’s not about taking any side in the conflict, but standing with the millions of Syrian children, women and men who are struggling each day to survive this crisis.

Vigils will be held from sunset around the world, from Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan to Washington DC. Please help us light up the night and make the global vigil’s message resonate around the world.

RSVP to the Melbourne vigil on Facebook and invite your friends.

EVENT DETAILS:
Friday 14 March 2014
Federation Square, Main Stage (Corner Swanston and Flinders Sts, Melbourne)
7.30-8.30pm

GUEST SPEAKERS:
Helen Szoke (CEO, Oxfam Australia)
Anthea Spinks (Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs Manager, World Vision)

LIVE MUSIC:
Adnaan Baraky – Syrian Composer and Oud Player

HOLD YOUR OWN VIGIL:
If you’re unable to make the vigil in Melbourne, find out how to hold your own vigil or participate in the global e-vigil on Friday 14 March.