Syrian Refugees to Share their Stories
with Indianapolis Community
May 15, 9:45am
North United Methodist Church
Syrian families have had to flee their comfortable homes and apartments to escape war and violent persecution, some spending years living in tents in refugee camps along the Syrian border and others crowding into nearby cities in Turkey, Lebanon and other countries. The plight of Syrian refugees is part of the largest refugee crisis since the horrors of World War II. At this event, Syrian refugees will share their stories, provide background information on the humanitarian crisis and ask the community to support refugee food assistance through the Karam Foundation.
More than 4.8 million Syrian refugees are registered with the United Nations. Another seven million have had to flee their homes inside Syria to move in with friends or family in safer parts of the country. More than half of the entire population of the country has been uprooted since 2011. Approximately 75 percent of Syrian refugees are women or children under age 18 (http://data.unhcr.org/syrianrefugees/regional.php).
All are welcome to attend.