World Refugee Week 2014: Syrian refugee crisis
15-21 June is World Refugee Week – a chance to highlight the plight of over 15.4 million people worldwide who have fled their homes and countries for fear of their lives. Often leaving home with nothing, they endure arduous and dangerous journeys to new countries, only to end up in makeshift homes and camps with little to survive on.
This podcast looks at one of the biggest refugee crises facing our world today – the fleeing of millions of Syrians from a bloody conflict that has just entered its third year. Christian Aid is working with local partners in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon to support these refugees and help make life better for them. Lucy Batchelor, our programme manager for the Syria emergency explains what she has seen on a recent visit to refugee communities in Northern Iraq, and why it’s crucial that we continue to support them.
For more information please visit: www.christianaid.org.uk/syria