Orphans of Syria: Appeal

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When I return for my eight and ninth visits to Syria at the end of October and for Christmas Day.  Your money  will be given directly and in full with zero deductions to orphanages, women’s groups and others who look after Syria’s tens of thousands of orphans. My self-funded journey will take me and my 24 strong group to Damascus,  Maaloula, Saidnaya, Homs,  Aleppo, Palmyra and Deir Ezzor, where we hope to cross the Euphrates.  Your money is important to help Syria’s unsung heroes give these child victims immediate help and some kind of a future. Securing them a future will take a lot of work and examples, such as you can do by giving in this direct way to those who need your help the most.
As I will be leaving for Damascus on 22 October and again on 15 December, your help is needed before those dates.  Though I will also be distributing $10,000 raised from other sources and about $2000 of electronic equipment, the more I can distribute, the more optimism we can give to them.
The photo above is of me in front of a tank in Maaloula on Easter Sunday 2014, just after the Syrian Army freed it. Maaloula like Aleppo, Homs and most other places has not been forgotten and its women and orphans left to their own devices.  The road back for them will be a long one but your contributions can help a lot.
On our last visit in March 2017,  we gave the money we had collected to the Melkite Church, the Syriac Orthodox Church in Aleppo, to women working on art therapy with orphans in the Old City of Damascus and to other good causes and people.
I am an Irish citizen,  a professor of finance who has written extensively on Syria and who has brought Syrian Muslim and Christian leaders  to the Irish Parliament form my own resources. This is the latest in a number of ongoing initiatives to help those who need help the most.
For more information, contact me with a comment or email.

With Damascus University students on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian, Assyrian and Pontic Greek genocides. Many of their class mates were murdered by moderate rebels in the university.

 

 

 

In Homs, with a local Druze leader and Elias, a Christian from Bethlehem during the 2014  Presidential election

 

With Kave, an Australian boxer and Damascus University students at the 100th anniversary of the Armenian, Assyrian and Pontic Greek genocides.

Luke Cornish and Assyrian kids, St Patrick’#s day, 2017, Aleppo, Syrian Arab Republic.

This Armenian kid holds up the Turkish reg number  of an ambulance Irish jihadists used to storm Kessab.

 

With Fr  Dave Smith, Kave and Palestinians, Yarmouk Palestinian camp, Damascus.

Damascus University April 2014.

 

Chilling wiht Syrian soldiers, Bakdash Ice Cream Bar, Damascus April 2014.

Maaloula Easter Sunday 2014.

Maaloula Easter Sunday 2014.

Maaloula September 2014.

Karate in Kassab, September 2014.

Yarmouk Palestinian Camp, April 2014.

 

Australian boxers, Latakia April 2014.

Australian singers, Yarmouk Palesitinian camp, April 2014

Widows of martyred Syrian soldiers, Homs, 2014.

Mothers of martyred Syrian soldiers, Homs, 2014.

Palm Sunday Melkite cathedral, Damascus, 2014

Palm Sunday Melkite cathedral, Damascus, 2014

Entering Maloula Easter Sunday 2014

 

Entering Maloula Easter Sunday 2014

Maloula September 2014.

Kessab Armenians who Irish terrorist kidnapped to Turkey, September 2014

Kessab Armenians who Irish terrorist kidnapped to Turkey, September 2014

Maloula folk, living as refugees in Saidnayay, September 2014

With the late Syrian and Palestinian hero, Mgr Hilarion Capucci, Palestinian Embassy, Roma

Palestinian refugees, Yarmouk Camp, Damascus

 

Palestinian refugees, Yarmouk Camp, Damascus

 

Palestinian refugees, Yarmouk Camp, Damascus

We rescued this Syrian Palestinian baby, Gafar Azouz, from a Turkish orphanage after the Turks murdered his entire family.

We rescued this Syrian Palestinian baby, Gafar Azouz, from a Turkish orphanage after the Turks murdered his entire family. The woman holding his ID card is his grand mother.

Syrian widows and orphans, Homs, April 2014.

Syrian widows and orphans, Homs, April 2014.

Palestinian children, Yarmouk Palestinian camp, Damascus 2014

Karate in Kessab, 2014

With the Syrian Army, Turkish border 2014 September

This Armenian lady was madew a refugee three times: from Deir Ezzor, form Aleppo and from Kessab.

Presenting my book to the Syrian PM.

My little hero, Homs,  2014

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I met this lovely Assyrian lady making her first Holy Communion on April 24, 2015 in the Old City of Damascus.

 

 

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