We return to Syria for Christmas Day bearing gifts of peace and life for those who badly need them just to survive another winter. We have a growing number of selfless Syrian partners and our job is to give them money and let them get on with it. Every penny you give is desperately needed and every penny will be used in its entirety.
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Our Bitcouiin project is part of a longer term project to break the siege of Syria. Fiat money, ordinary money, is needed in the shorter term to help minimise death and suffering. The rest of this post shows you how to donate.
Galways’ Joe Canning visits liberated Aleppo with UNICEF on November 24th. Our gilt edged Aleppan partners include the Syriac Orthodox Church, whose Patriarch we brought to Dublin. As Joe Canning is highly respected both on and off the pitch, his presence in Aleppo will help make supporting Syrian children more respectable and blunt criticism of those of us who stand by the Syrian people.
No Hurlers on the Ditch: Although Joe Canning is to be commended for his humanitarian work (but not for breaking Waterford hearts), Syria needs senior hurling, serious efforts to alleviate the blight of sanctions and lay the groundwork for peace, sovereignty and an end to NATO backed savagery you cannot imagine in your worst nightmares. Whatever about UNICEF, our gilt-edged partners on the ground need your direct help to alleviate these most horrible of war crimes. The following is a necessarily incomplete list of those we directly help with your money and with our own.
Sr Bridget Doody (right of centre between the Syrian nun and me) was born and baptized in Abbeyfeale and grew up in nearby Killeedy Co Limerick. She and her fellow Salesians (her Italian superior is to the left) are doing great work in Damascus under constant shelling by “the rebels”. Sr Bridget needs help to buy baby milk powder at $100 for a 25 Kl sack to Syrian and Palestinian families in dire need. (Kilburn has already pledged $200 on top of previous donations) Please donate and we will again pass it on in full in person before Christmas.
Dr Ali Mohsen coordinates relief efforts for the predominantly Shia survivors of the April 2017 Foua and Kafraya bus massacres as well as other evacuees under regular suicide bomb attack near the Shia Zeinab shrine in Damascus. His brother, Dr Abdul, will speak in Dublin at 12 noon on 31 January about the unspeakable war crimes Irish jihadists have subjected them to.
Ms Ranyah Solyman is the Principal of Ekrema al Makhzoumi school in Homs, which was subject to multiple suicide bomb attacks in October 2014 because it is a centre of excellence (a great school with great teachers and great kids, in plain English). Students and staff are predominantly Sunni, if that matters. We gave them some money and wish to give them much more to show we stand with them and against the devils the EU sends to slaughter and organ harvest them. Parroting Not in Our Name or Pray for Syria is not enough. They need practical help.
Fr Taufiq Eid is the Melkite priest in Maloula, where Dr Joseph Saadeh is on the Town Council. We wish to give them more money for heating oil (they need $60,000 to keep the poor warm this winter) and to subsidise the villager’s only nursery at $30 a child. The residents of Maloula speak Aramaic, the language of Jesus. Because of sanctions, even Syriia’s “rich” cannot get heating oil so you can imagine how the poor are getting on; as many Syrian children have frozen to death as a direct result of sanctions, their Santa wish list is modest in the extreme. Help them this Christmas. Donate.
Drs Ahmad Khaddour and Mohammad Younes are heart surgeons in Damascus’ Dar el Shafaa Hospital. We paid £4000 for one heart operation (for a young Muslim girl) and will pay for several more on Christmas Day when we are back in Syria. The hospital, not us, picks the children. The surgeons work for free. The money covers the hospital’s necessary overheads. No donations, no operations.
The above are only a selection of our partners. Nothing is deducted for travel or other expenses. Every penny you give is accounted for, receipted and used with transparent paper trails.
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