The problems of Syria and people fleeing that country are seldom out of the news these days and indeed, the issue of immigration – and immigrants from Syria are part of the problem – is high up on the agenda with the debate about Brexit or Remain in the European Union. Many people are responding in interviews that the reason they want us to leave is to stop the flow of refugees and immigrants coming to the UK.
All the talk about ‘immigrants’ can sometimes cloud the fact that these are people we are talking about and people means children as well. Children who may have witnessed terrible events and even have lost parents in the conflict.
So a talk being organised by the Romsey group of AI is timely. They have invited someone from Firefly International to give a talk on Monday 20 June starting at 19:45. It will be about the conditions in Southern Turkey and their projects for children in that area. It will be in Abbey Hall, Romsey, SO15 8EL.