This month marks 10 years since the start of the prolonged conflict in Syria that has displaced over 5.6 million Syrian refugees globally, with another 6.2 million displaced internally. At least half of Syria’s refugees are children, leaving an entire generation knowing only war, destruction and extreme poverty.As parts of the country struggle to rebuild, Syrian children displaced by war are at the crossroads of adapting to new surroundings elsewhere around the world while maintaining a connection to their home and heritage and hoping for peace.
To hear some of their powerful stories and insights from others who have been on the front lines of this conflict, we invite you to tomorrow’s launch of “Syria’s Lost Generation,” the new original podcast series by FP Studios, in partnership with World Vision and the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) Foundation.
You’ll hear first-hand perspectives from survivors, aid workers and advocates working to bring the world’s attention to this ongoing crisis and campaigning for humanitarian support and peace. Join us as we:
- Welcome actor Liam Cunningham as he interviews World Vision’s Youth Ambassador and Syrian refugee Hussam Alhraki
- Explore the conflict’s impact on children featuring World Vision’s Director of Lebanon Operations Rami Shamma and Dr. Farida Almouslem with SAMS, who was the last remaining obstetrician in besieged Aleppo.
- Speak with renowned filmmaker and activist Waad al-Kateab about her courageous work as citizen journalist chronicling the violence in Aleppo and about her documentary “For Sama”Identify a vision for the future with World Vision’s President and CEO Andrew Morley and SAMS chairperson Dr. Maher Azzouz
Visit our website for more information about our program and speakers. Join us tomorrow and add your voice to the conversation using #SyriasLostGenerationPodcast and #Syria10
Syria’s Lost Generation: The real cost of a decade-long war: March 16th 12:00pm-1:15pm EDT