Tonight at St John's a very large audience attended the conversation co-organised by Mercy Corps and the Just Festival: Syrian Without Syria. The main message tonight was the following: It does not matter how far we live from Syria, we are all concerned by this situation, we can all at our own level do something to improve the refugees conditions of living.
If you missed this conversation, you can listen to it here:
All refugee settings have layers of tragedy and no solution is perfect - Syria is the most complex humanitarian situation in recent memory. What can/should we do? Why do nation-states respond with camps? Whose interests are served? What are the long-term solutions? How do the media represent refugees and refugee camps?
Chair: Kevin McKenna (The Observer)
Panellists: Gary Christie (CEO, Scottish Refugee Council), Dr Thomas Pierret, (Lecturer in Contemporary Islam, University of Edinburgh), Ashley ProudRae McGrath (Nobel Laureate and Director of Mercy Corps' operations in North Syria and Turkey)