Help Syrian families survive in their homeland
Organized by: Emma Murwyed
EVENT DATE Apr 30, 2016
We are a group of Syrian ladies, residing mainly inside Syria, we have been committed to assist our people in last five year in every way we can. We strongly believe in our country, its diversity, in maintaining its identity and in the humanitarian and solidarity values. Our various backgrounds (legal, medical and educational) had enabled us to help ease the suffering of many refuges and displaced people through a variety of support projects we have conducted in the past.
Today, with the increasing number of Syrian refugees and displaced people, we are working to help the Syrians families refusing to leave their homes 1- to preserve their homelands, communities and identities 2- to sustain a descent living and secure ways to generate appropriate incomes especially in the absence of sufficient funding from aid organizations and the Government 3- to encourage people to continue living as descent humans with descent activities instead of living on humanitarian aids.
Our current project will take place in the city of Qamishili, which is known to be the Christian capital of Syria and is home of over 8000 Christian families. The situation in the city had aggravated in the last few months after series of bombing and the critical advancement of radical groups and the Kurdish YPG threatening the existence of last Assyrians/Syriacs families (The founders of the city). Qamishili had also received over 1200 Christian families from Hassakéh and neighboring villages since early this year and they are in desperate need for basic living necessities.
More than half of these families have had no income in months due to the deteriorating economic situation in the country and are only surviving through humanitarian aids. Their main activities and source of income had historically come from agricultural businesses. Which is why, we have decided to collect individual donations to create a small fund to support a number of families with the following:
- Provide electricity generators to ensure power accessibility as needed
- Provide the necessary equipment to start projects in processing and packaging of lentils, wheat and frozen vegetables for exports
- Provides the necessary equipment to produce and package local sweets for export
We highly appreciate your contribution to help kick off these projects for these families especially under these circumstance where the humanitarian aid is focused on primary necessities not into development and sustainability.