Nearly 10,000 people signed Oxfam's Love Syria petition at Glastonbury 2013, calling for more aid for Syrians in need and progress on a peaceful solution to the crisis. This is a huge contribution towards the 48,000+ signatures we have gathered since launching the campaign.
The thousands of photos you contributed were turned into this gorgeous mosaic which we tweeted at UK Foreign Secretary William Hague before he went to join other political leaders at the UN General Assembly in New York, as a reminder of public support for diplomatic action on Syria.
Since launching our Love Syria campaign:
• the UK government has pledged more than £500 million pounds in aid to support people affected by the Syria conflict; it is urging other governments to give more
• a date has finally been agreed for peace talks, in order to bring the warring parties to the negotiating table in November and take forward a political, non military solution to the crisis
• The UK parliament voted against military intervention in Syria; the Prime Minister David Cameron said he would stand by the wishes of the public and MPs
The support that you and others around the country have provided has undoubtedly contributed to these successes and made a positive impact on the lives of many Syrian people.
Crucially, you have also helped Oxfam secure a meeting with Foreign Office Minister Hugh Robertson in October, where we will share your support, and outline the role that Oxfam wants to see the UK play in making the Syria peace conference a success.
Thank you for your help - we hope you continue to support our campaign.
To donate £5 to Oxfam’s Syria appeal text LOVE to 70066*
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