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Syria: Worst Humanitarian Disaster Since End of the Cold War

The Worst Humanitarian Disaster Since the End of the Cold War

The United Nations has officially declared the Syrian Crisis as “the worst humanitarian disaster since the end of the cold war.” For over 2 years a bloody civil war has left over 100,000 people dead and more than 6.5 million people homeless. More than half of these are children. In addition, about 1 million have fled to neighbouring countries. That’s likely to treble by year-end. This disaster is playing out in a country only two-thirds the size of NZ.

While the politicians wring their hands and even suggest escalating the fighting, compassionate aid organisations are on the ground in Syria helping as best they can. The guest this week In Conversation with Noel Cheer on Face Television is Ian McInnes, CEO of the TEAR fund, a Christian aid organisation.

"In Conversation with Noel Cheer", Face Television, Monday September 2nd at 7:00pm, repeated on Tuesday September 3rd at 12 noon.

Face Television, the home of public broadcasting, is found on Sky Television Channel 83 and can also be received in the Auckland region on UHF Channels 41, 42 and 52. It is also live-streamed on www.ecasttv.co.nz. The website www.facetv.co.nz carries programme schedules. Some past episodes of In Conversation can be viewed at www.youtube.com/user/NoelCheer

"In Conversation with Noel Cheer" receives funding from New Zealand on Air. This has enabled us to introduce viewers to over 270 New Zealanders on Air (as well as visitors to New Zealand) during more than six years of unbroken weekly public-interest broadcasting.

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