Crisis point for Syrian refugees

By Press Office
March 22, 2013

The latest Middle East Analysis podcast looks at the desperate situation faced by more than two million refugees living, displaced, inside and outside Syria as a result of the bloody, two-year conflict in the country.

An overview and comment on the worsening situation is offered by rehional expert and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian.

It coincides with intense debate among the Western and world powers about what kind of intervention (or otherwise) can best bring about a just resolution to the situation

The duration of the interview, conducted as usual by James Abbott on behalf of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales (CBCEW) is 32m 54s.

It can be downloaded as an MP3 file (15mb) from:

Harry Hagopian is an international lawyer, ecumenist and EU political consultant. He also acts as a Middle East and inter-faith advisor to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales and as Middle East consultant to ACEP (Christians in Politics) in Paris. He is a regular Ekklesia contributor (

Formerly an Executive Secretary of the Jerusalem Inter-Church Committee and Executive Director of the Middle East Council of Churches, he is now an international fellow, Sorbonne III University, Paris, consultant to the Campaign for Recognition of the Armenian Genocide (UK), Ecumenical consultant to the Primate of Armenian Church in UK & Ireland, and author of The Armenian Church in the Holy Land.

Dr Hagopian’s own website is Follow him on Twitter here: @harryhagopian

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