Thursday, 4 December 2014
International Aid makes a difference and I support it
The refugees in the Nizip camps, helped as they are by the UK government, multiple charities and a supportive host country, are lucky compared to the problems of those caught up in the conflict within Syria – literally caught in a crossfire – and with the UN virtually unable to provide them with aid outside of the Damascus area. The refugees I met in Nizip all want to go home eventually. They do not want to leave their homeland. Our job is to make the camps habitable, whilst doing everything possible to end the conflict.
More details on my trip and my views here: http://www.thejournal.co.uk/news/north-east-news/hexham-mp-guy-opperman-calls-6521153