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Lecture in plain English No.14  “Syria at present”

Date: November 6 (Sun) from 2 to 4 pm
Place: Aoba Community and Cross-Cultural Center room No. 5
Host: Yokohama Aoba International Lounge

We had Mr. Hussam and Mr. Imaad as lecturers of “Lecture in plain English”.
The title was “Syria at present”.
Part 1: History and culture of Syria
The presentation was about the history and culture of Syria in Middle East which has long history and many world heritages, however it is not well known in Japan.
Part 2: Civil war and refugee problem in Syria
They talked about Syrian civil war and more than 5 million refugees. Also the hard reality was shown using the video broadcasted at NHK and slides.
Part 3: What can we do now?
Mr. Hussam presented us his activity to support Syrian refugees, which gave us a chance to think about what is necessary for those refugees and how we Japanese can support.
Their presentation using many images helped us to understand the Syrian civil war and refugee problem which newspapers and TV report almost every day.
The presentation about the present status of Syria and refugee problem by Syrian lecturers surprised us and gave us a chance to think what we can do for this problem.



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