What More Can Be Done to Help People in Syria?

London Tigers host crisis community event on Wednesday

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Local charity London Tigers are hosting a Syrian crisis community event at Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre at 244 Acklam Road, W10 on Wednesday September 3 at 6pm.

Now in its fourth year, the Syrian crisis is the worst humanitarian disaster of modern times and it is getting worse.

In response, the UK government has pledged £600 million in aid, but everyone recognises that more can and must be done.

London Tigers are holding this community event to discuss how government, individuals and the community can work together to help the Syrian people and those in the region. 

Hosted in conjunction with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the event will give local people an opportunity to discuss what more can be done, ask any questions they have about the UK’s response to the crisis, and find out how the £600 million of UK aid is being used to help.

The event will feature speakers from London Tigers, the FCO, the Department for International Development and the Charity Commission, who will speak and take questions from an audience of local people.

Sir Vincent Fean, a retired British Ambassador representing the FCO at the event, says: “This exceptional humanitarian crisis requires an exceptional response and the British government remains committed to doing all it can to help the 9.3 million Syrians in need of humanitarian assistance.

" The community event on 3 September is an opportunity for the government to share how £600 million of UK aid is getting to those in Syria and the region that need it as well as to explore what more can be done to support those whose lives have been turned upside down.  

" The local communities in Hammersmith & Fulham are already doing a great deal to help by raising money for charities supporting the Syrian people and I look forward to meeting them and hearing their fundraising stories."

To date, in Syria and the region, UK government aid is providing essentials such as access to clean water for over 1,500,000 people, food for more than 535,000 people per month, medical consultations for almost 316,000 critically injured and sick people, cooking sets, mattresses and blankets for almost 385,000 people and 300,000 packs and books to help refugee children.

The community event will start at 6pm, and is open to all.

 

September 2, 2014