Peace campaigner set to talk about Christmas trip to Afghanistan

A PEACE campaigner is due to talk about her visit to war-torn Afghanistan on Tuesday.

Maya Evans, of Carisbrooke Road, St Leonards, spent the festive period in Kabul and saw first-hand the plight of refugees and children affected by the war.

The 32-year-old is due back home on Sunday. In an email sent to colleagues from Afghanistan Maya said: “The United Nations est,imates that there are approximately three million refugees in Afghanistan. Though NATO and the US have been able to find more than $450 billion fighting a disastrous war, only a tiny fraction of this sum has been spent on meeting genuine human needs in Afghanistan, with the result that millions of Afghans are facing hunger and disease this winter. “These people are now living in some of the most extreme poverty in the world. I’ve seen it with my own eyes.”

She will also be talking about visits to refugee camps and meetings with the Afghanistan Youth Peace Volunteers, a non-violent grassroots movement.

The meeting is next Tuesday (January 17) at the Friends Meeting House, South Terrace from 7.30pm and has been organised by Hastings Against War.

Refreshments will be provided. For more information email rona@phonecoop.coop or ring 07854 486794. Admission if free