Sunday, 20 June 2021

Speakers with experience of Syria

A SERIES of talks on the crisis in Syria is taking place at the Christ Church Centre in

A SERIES of talks on the crisis in Syria is taking place at the Christ Church Centre in Henley on Wednesday evenings.

The Nettlebed and Greys group of churches, together with Churches Together in Henley, are hosting a number of speakers with first-hand experience of the refugee camps as doctors, aid workers, journalists and refugees.

On Wednesday, Syrian doctor Mohammed Mahmalat and Zainab Koroma, of the Red Cross, will talk about getting medical aid into the country and finding homes for the refugees who are to be welcomed to the UK.



On March 9, David Peppiatt, director of the International Division of the Red Cross, will talk about the challenges of delivering aid into Syria and the refugee camps in the surrounding countries.



Romey Poston, the rector’s churchwarden at St Nicholas’s Church in Rotherfield Greys, said: “With so many distressing images in our newspapers and on our televisions of besieged towns in the country and refugees fleeing the dreadful violence, it is natural to feel prompted to help but should we and, if so, how?

“Do we know enough to understand the best way to help and how can we cope with the flood of refugees into Europe?

“It is rare to get access to so many speakers with specialist knowledge in this field here in Henley.”

The talks start at 7.30pm. For more information, email admin.benefice@freeuk.co.uk



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