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WCC urges support for social media campaign to end Syria crisis

WCC urges support for social media campaign to end Syria crisis

Now more than ever, the world needs to hear a public outcry to end the Syria crisis. © UNICEF/Sanadiki

25 January 2016

The #SyriaCrisis has raged for five brutal years and another round of talks involving the world’s powerful nations and those involved in the conflict to push for peace could be starting to finally end the warring.

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is joining UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, with which it works in promoting the interests of children, to share its support in a social media campaign.

It is urging its member churches to join in taking 60 seconds to watch, share and show their support to help end the suffering by joining UNICEF in watching a video and speaking out to help end #SyriaCrisis. “UN estimates say around 220,000 people have been killed in this senseless war with many millions displaced,” said Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, the general secretary of the WCC. “With the prospect that serious talks may begin to end this conflict we urge all parties to seize the chance to finally end it.”

The appeal is primarily a social media initiative – those supporting it can “sign” the appeal simply by liking, sharing, and retweeting the appeal through their own social media channels.

UNICEF Syria Appeal Social Media Materials

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