We Stand #WithSyria London Vigil
Thursday, 13 March 2014 from 18:00 to 19:00 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Syria is the worst humanitarian crisis of our time.
This March marks the third anniversary of the Syria crisis, three years of failure by the international community to end the appalling suffering. On 13th March 2014, we stand #WithSyria, to make this the last anniversary marked with bloodshed.
You will be joining people around the world in a global solidarity movement. We’re asking people in every country to shine a light of hope for the people of Syria, 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.
We need to make sure that we use the opportunity of the anniversary to demonstrate solidarity with Syrian children and families caught up in the conflict, and to urge world leaders to do more to get help to Syrians and bring the conflict to an end. We also want to challenge the assumption that the general public don’t really care about Syria by driving a groundswell of support. Events worldwide, including lighting up of global iconic buildings will create images that press and social media will send out across the world to garner support from the public for Syrian children and families affected by the fighting.
Join us in Trafalgar Square for a special kind of vigil featuring a soundscape and projection onto Nelson’s Column which will highlight the world's hope for Syria, marked with our celebrity ambassadors, who will share their experiences of visiting the region.
When & Where
Global #WithSyria Campaign
A global coalition of NGOs and civil society have come together to create a campaign to mark the anniversary with a demonstration of solidarity with ordinary Syrian people.
The coalition includes agencies from across global civil society, including Amnesty International UK, CAFOD, CARE International UK, Christian Aid, Doctors of the World (UK), Hand in Hand for Syria, Human Appeal, Human Care Syria, International Rescue Committee, Islamic Relief, Mercy Corps, Mosaic Syria, Oxfam, Save the Children, Syria Relief, Tearfund, The Church of England, War Child & World Vision