Join the vigil this Thursday 13th March to mark the 3rd anniversary of the conflict in Syria

The Amnesty International Cambridge City group is planning to hold a silent vigil on Thursday 13th March, from 6 – 7pm marking the 3rd anniversary of the uprising in Syria, the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time.  The vigil will take place on King’s Parade near Great St Mary’s church. Please join us and other organisations, as a symbol of hope and solidarity with those affected by the crisis.

In 2014, with more than 130,000 killed in the conflict, over 2.4 million people having fled Syria and seeking refuge in neighbouring countries, more than half of whom are children, with over 250,000 civilians trapped in besieged areas of Syria who have little food, water or medicine and 300 people fleeing their homes every hour, the need for a powerful campaign is greater than ever before. To this end Amnesty International is part of a global coalition of NGOs and civil society who have created a joint campaign to mark the anniversary with a demonstration of solidarity. As the world’s media once again reflects on the crisis at this time, we need to make sure that we use the opportunity to demonstrate to world leaders that they need to do more to help the people of Syria.

The vigil will be part of the global campaign of thousands of people holding candle-lit vigils around global landmarks on 13th March 2014 or shortly thereafter. More information about this can be found on http://www.syriavigil.org/en

Those wishing to take part can join either with or without their own tealight. The aim is to spell out the words “With Syria” in candle light, which we will start to set up from 5.45pm.

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