Saturday 17 June 2017
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
24 Haverstock Hill
Syrian Refugee Community Iftar
As part of the #GreatGetTogether in honour of former MP Jo Cox and Refugee Week, the Syria Solidarity Campaign is proud to host a Syrian Community Ramadan Iftar dinner in Jo’s memory, and in memory of one of her favourite causes — refugees.
Join us on Saturday June 17th in Camden at 7:30 PM to meet Syrian refugees living in London and to learn about the hidden Syrian refugee crisis: internally displaced refugees within Syria.
Much press has been given to the 4.9 million Syrians who have sought refuge outside of Syria, little attention has been cast on the 6.3 million internally displaced Syrians within Syria — the biggest internally displaced population in the world.
While the challenge of providing humanitarian aid for refugees in Europe has been featured daily in the press, charities operating in Syria carry on the largely invisible task of housing and feeding an even bigger population of internally displaced people. Together, internally displaced Syrians and Syrian refugees make up half of Syria’s pre-war population.
We will screen the BAFTA award-winning BBC documentary Exodus on refugees before dinner and you will hear from a few speakers about the challenge organisations face trying to look after refugees and internally displaced people.
And, after sunset at 9:20 PM, you will dine in the company of Syrian refugees now settled in the UK, with the chance to hear their stories firsthand. To complete the experience, we will serve you a traditional Syrian Ramadan meal.
The Great Get Together is inspired by Jo Cox, who was tragically killed on June 16th last year. She worked tirelessly to advocate for the Syrian cause, one her cornerstone issues, and also for refugees. We will be asking for donations for the internally displaced during the event. This event is also part of The Big Iftar.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Will I be able to pray? Yes, we will have a group prayer just after sunset for those who would like to participate. Please bring your prayer mat.
How much are the tickets? Tickets are £20, available at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/syrian-refugee-community-iftar-tickets-34847207937
How can I fast on the day if I wish (non-Muslims)? You can wake up the night before to eat a small meal and drink water (at least 2 glasses) before 2:40 in the morning. During the day, you abstain from drinking and eating until sunset at 9:21 PM.