Syrian Communities Under Fire

From Nights, 7:08 pm on 12 August 2015

Frustrated by the inability of many aid organisations to get staff and resources into conflict zones, New Zealander Mick Seawright started his own called ReliefAid.

RelifeAid’s main focus at the moment is in northern Syria, in the city of Aleppo.

Mike Seawright has worked in, and around, northern Syria for the last two years and has networks that allow him access to the area that few other aid agencies have.

He says while his staff in that area are well-connected, it is important for his agency not to be seen as taking sides in a conflict.

Mike Seawright talks to Bryan Crump about delivering aid in northern Syria and the work his organisation does.

 

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