Search

Manor Park open day focus on Syrian crisis

12:06 26 August 2014

An open day will discuss what can be done to help the Syrian people caught up in the humanitarian crisis in the region.

Although the British government has already pledged £600 million in aid to Syria and the region, it is holding an open day tomorrow in Manor Park to discuss how it, the community and individuals can work together to do more.

The event is being hosted by Foreign and Commonwealth Office and will give 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.

A government official, who will be attending the event, said: “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 will also be an opportunity for the government to share how £600 million of UK aid is getting to those in Syria and the region that needs 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 Newham 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, 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 open day will run between 11am and 4pm at Trinity Centre in East Avenue, Manor Park.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Newham Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Newham Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Newham Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

08:00
Director Rikki Beadle-Blair, with his performers, at the Stratford theatre royal,

A festival celebrating the talent of promising new writers is taking place next month.

London
Yesterday, 16:52
Kazi Islam. Picture: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire

A teenager who groomed his vulnerable autistic friend into carrying out a Lee Rigby-style terrorist attack has been jailed for eight years.

Yesterday, 14:17
The assault took place at Stratford bus station

A police officer has been found guilty of assaulting a man at Stratford bus station.

Yesterday, 12:57
Carwash for nepal

Residents are holding a charity car wash on Sunday to raise money for the victims of the Nepal earthquake.

Most read news

Competitions

Time to expand with the LeefiBRIDGE.

More iOS memory in a flash: Introducing Leef iBRIDGE.

Read more
The sell out 2014 event 32 Londoners, returns to the Coca-Cola London Eye!

The Coca-Cola London Eye is proud to announce that 32 Londoners will be returning this June, following last year’s sell out event. The event will feature 32 talks, in each of the London Eye’s 32 capsules on 32 extraordinary Londoners.

Read more

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder