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If you didn't hear the item on the Today programme about Syria ^please^ take a moment ot listen to it now

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j08 Wed 06-Mar-13 09:55:25
Butty Wed 06-Mar-13 10:17:44

Thanks very much J. I didn't hear it, as I was out walking, so I appreciate this link.

soop Wed 06-Mar-13 11:03:02

jings Hell on earth. Countless dear, innocent people...my heart feels fit to break.

j08 Wed 06-Mar-13 11:11:58

Thanks for listening soop.

j08 Wed 06-Mar-13 11:22:59
soop Wed 06-Mar-13 11:29:27

I want to HELP...but HOW?

j08 Wed 06-Mar-13 11:38:01

I guess you have to decide for yourself soop. What would you like governments, our own particularly, to do?

Then write to your MP? Find a way to make a noise?

Then there's this

It's entireley up to the individual.

soop Wed 06-Mar-13 11:46:07

Thanks jings I hope that what I have to give makes at least one child feel better cared for. flowers

j08 Wed 06-Mar-13 11:46:50
Mishap Wed 06-Mar-13 11:49:28

It is barely listenable - and has happened so many times before. I always frel emotionally paralysed by these reports, mainly because I feel completely impotent. What can we do? - very little I suspect. The forces of greed and hatred that result in this flood of refugees are not within our control. And military involvement is fraught with hazard. All we can do is send our donations to provide physical comfort to the refugees, and to encourage our government to support the refugees on our behalf.

soop Wed 06-Mar-13 11:55:00

Have sent a brief but heartfelt message to the bloke you blued, jings

soop Wed 06-Mar-13 11:55:28

flowers

Butty Wed 06-Mar-13 11:57:52

I've just spent time listening to J's link. It is heartbreaking and humanitarian aid is desperately needed.

j08 Thu 21-Mar-13 09:39:21

I wonder how well this will do.

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