World Vision responds to Kensington Palace’s Acknowledgement of Syria COVID-19 Response

World Vision Australia

Sunday, March 21, 2021 – World Vision is heartened that The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William has spoken to aid workers responding to the COVID-19 crisis in northwest Syria, and listened to the grim reality on the ground.

World Vision International President and CEO Andrew Morley today responded to a statement from Kensington Palace, highlighting the outstanding work of the Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) in partnership with World Vision.

“I am grateful to Prince William for taking the time to speak with one of our courageous colleagues, Kawther, an anaesthetist in Idlib who works for SEMA, a partner organisation we are funding on the ground. Kawther is one of the hidden hero staff who work in appalling conditions, making incredible sacrifices each day to keep hope alive for children.

“As the Prince heard, this conflict has been raging for ten years and a generation of girls and boys want nothing more than peace – which is our collective hope and prayer for each and every one of them.

“Yet, because of failures from the international community, the violence continues, robbing more and more children of their potential. Raising awareness of this protracted crisis is an ever-growing challenge – so I am heartened that Prince William took the time to hear directly from our team on the ground.”

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