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Vigil to Mark 10th Anniversary of Syria Conflict

Thursday March 11 2021

A vigil is to be held to mark the 10th year of the conflict in Syria, this Monday at 5pm.

March 15 is 10 years to the day since the start of protests against the Syrian government, which developed into the ongoing civil war in the country.

By the end of 2020, the fighting had killed up to 593,000 people (according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights), and millions more had been either internally displaced or become refugees. The people of Syria continue to face great instability, with around 80% of the population currently estimated to be living in poverty.

The online Vigil for Syria will be a public expression of solidarity with Syrians affected by the conflict both in Syria and those living in Scotland and other countries. There will be a contribution from a Syrian pastor, the lighting of ten candles and a time of prayer and reflection.

The Vigil for Syria is organised by Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees, the Church of Scotland, Edinburgh City Mission and Mustard Seed Edinburgh.

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