Charity concert to aid Syria on January 6

The charity concert "Poland Helps - Aid to Syria" will be held at the Royal Theatre in the Old Orangery of the Royal Łazienki Museum. Paweł Supernak/PAP

Most beautiful Christmas carols and songs will be sung by Polish Royal Opera artists as well as soloists during a charity concert "Poland Helps - Aid to Syria" at the Royal Theatre in the Old Orangery of the Royal Łazienki Museum on January 6.

The concert will be broadcast by the Polish public radio and television.

This will be the seventh "Poland Helps" charity concert organised on the initiative of Polish Deputy Culture Minister Piotr Gliński, the Culture Ministry reported on its website, adding that "Poland Helps" concerts have always been held to support Caritas Polska charity.

"The ongoing conflict in Syria shows that there is still need for our solidarity - above divisions and above borders - with people from another region of the world, who need the same that we do," Minister Gliński was quoted as saying.

"The war in Syria has lasted nearly ten years. It took the lives of half a million people but that tragedy of the country is much bigger. Day by day, ordinary people have to face terrible consequences of the conflict, which has become less and less understandable for both the international community and the Syrian people," reads the statement.

The entire profit from the concert, co-organised by the Culture Ministry, the Polish Royal Opera, the Polish public television and radio, and the Royal Łazienki Museum, will be spent on aid for Syria.

According to the ministry, since 2017, Caritas Polska has collected over PLN 4 million (ca. EUR 941,000) during "Poland Helps" charity concerts.

Caritas Polska has so far allocated over PLN 52 million (EUR 12.24 million) to aid war victims in Syria.