Syrian to share their story of fleeing war-torn Aleppo at University of Northampton event

Date 2.03.2017

A Syrian who fled the war-torn city of Aleppo is set to share their story at an event hosted by the University of Northampton.

They will be describing their escape, and how it was made possible with help from the Red Cross, at the event, which is titled Syria – Behind the News and Politics of 2017.

The event has been organised by Northampton resident Matthew Hunt, and promises to explore the conflict’s complex history, its impact on Syrian people and how the media shapes our understanding of the conflict and other global events.

Telegraph photojournalist Will Wintercross, who has reported on numerous conflict zones and incidents and humanitarian crisis will also be appearing, and will be joined by a representative from the British Red Cross.

Will’s experiences in Syria led him to found the Syrian Refugee Relief Fund, a charity which provides humanitarian aid to people directly affected by war in Syria.

A historical and political context for the conflict will be provided by University duo Shawky Arif, Lecturer in International Development, and Ron Mendel, Senior Lecturer in International Relations and Politics.

The one-hour talk, which will be followed by a question and answer session, starts at 7.15pm on Tuesday 14 March.

It will be held in Holdenby Lecture Theatre 1, at the University’s Park Campus, Boughton Green Lane, NN2 7AL.

Free parking will be available in Park Campus car park 3 and no booking is required.