Lent Fast Day, on Friday 14th March, also marks the eve of the 3rd anniversary of the start of the conflict in Syria. We will mark this day by coming together with other charities in Wales to hold a candle-lit vigil at the Temple of Peace in Cardiff at 6pm.
After three years of civil war, the situation in Syria is catastrophic
and continues to deteriorate. The United Nations estimates that 9.3
million people are in need of aid within the country – a figure that has
risen sharply from 6.8 million in June 2013. More than 6.5 million people
have been driven from their homes within Syria, and at least 2.3 million
registered refugees have fled the country.
We’re asking people in every country to shine a light of hope for the people of Syria: to take part online and in person, to send a clear message to our leaders that we will not give up on the people of Syria. We will show every child, woman, and man struggling to survive through this conflict that we are with them, that we are #WithSyria.
Join us on March 14th at 6pm for a candle-lit vigil at the Temple of Peace in Cardiff to stand in solidarity with the people of Syria to make sure the 3rd anniversary of this conflict is the last.
Father Simon Faddoul, President of CAFOD partner Caritas Lebanon, said:
“This is the greatest humanitarian disaster of the 21st century, and we urgently need peace – not just for the sake of Syria, but for the sake of neighbouring countries as well. A quarter of Lebanon’s population are now Syrian refugees, and many are living in desperate conditions.
The crisis has caused huge political instability across the region. We’re living on a knife-edge. We urge all sides to remember the people who are suffering.”
Join us to help shine a light of hope.