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14/03/2017 - 17:04hs

Event in Rio marks sixth anniversary of the Syrian conflict

Artists and refugee children will sing for peace in the Arab country in a solidarity event at the statue of Christ, the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, this Wednesday.

São Paulo – A solidarity event in Rio de Janeiro will highlight the sixth anniversary of the Syrian war this Wednesday (15). The non-governmental organization I Know My Rights (OKMR) and the movement “Amor Sem Fronteiras” (Love Without Borders), headed by actress Danni Suzuki, are organizing the event at the Christ, the Redeemer statue.

Artists and refugee children will take part in it, plus authorities such as the representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Isabel Marquez, and the president of the National Committee for Refugees, Gustavo Marrone.

At the top of Corcovado mountain, singers Elba Ramalho, Maria Gadú, Maria Luiza and Tiago Iorc, all of them active in the movement “Amor sem Fronteiras”, will sing along with the children’s choir Coro Infantil Coração Jolie.

The musical group is formed by 50 refugee children from 12 countries living in Brazil. They came from places such as Syria, Yemen, Iran, Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. Set to start at 8:30 am, the choir and the artists will sing for world peace. The information on the event was made available by the United Nations.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein, said this Tuesday (14) that the war in Syria is the worst catastrophe caused by humankind since the Second World War. The conflict is reaching its sixth year this month and has already killed hundreds of thousands of people.

Quick info:
Event for Peace
March 15, from 8:30 am to 11 am
Christ, the Redeemer statue/Corcovado
Rio de Janeiro - RJ

*Translated by Sérgio Kakitani

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