LWF World Service about Syria

A Syrian girl in one of LWF's vocational training workshops. Photo: LWF/Mats Wallerstedt
A Syrian girl in one of LWF's vocational training workshops. Photo: LWF/Mats Wallerstedt

By Klaus Rieth

At an information session about the present situation in Syria, Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, LWF World Service Global Program Coordinator, informed about the present situation in the war and crisis-shaken Syria.

The World Service staff member gave information about the ACT Alliance involvement in the country and in the neighboring countries like Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq.

De Faria told about the challenges in aid support. For example that ACT cannot reach all affected people. There are also new donors on the scene coming from Arab countries. Another problem is the situation of Kurds in Syria. Also, violence against women.

De Faria said that in the near future, LWF and ACT support to refugees in Jordan, for example in Za’atri camp, will include distribution of food items, of shelter for the winter, psychosocial support and camp management issues and - quite new - more advocacy work.

It was impressive how detailed the report was, precise and full of new information. The auditorium was deeply impressed.

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Reflections of a Lutheran participant at the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Busan, Republic of Korea, from 30 October to 8 November 2013.

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