Category Archives: Other Issues

Thousands of Syrian Children Alone in Italy

So far in 2014, more than 9,000 child refugees have arrived in Italy from Syria, by themselves. Many of the thousands of unaccompanied minors are under five years old. These children face danger, violence, or exploitation. Save the Children said that after arriving, many Syrian refugee children are “dropping off the radar,” therefore being exposed to risk. Read the full article at World Bulletin here. syrian-children-18

The Faces of the Smallest Survivors, Syrian Children

Around 3 million Syrian children have been displaced by war. They’ve had to suffer through their houses being bombed, not being able to attend school because of war, being separated from or losing family members, and having to leave Syria. Children as young as 2 and up to 14 share their aspirations, desires, hopes, and stories about what they’ve experienced.

 See the photos and article from NBC here.

 

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Palmyra Relief’s Song: Sahdonee / Help Me

Popular Brazilian performer Nanny Assis has written and performed an original song for Palmyra Relief. The song is called “Sahdonee” (Help Me, in Arabic. )  He debuted the song at famed jazz club Ronnie Scott’s in London, on 10 April 2014.

Sahdonee was written as a tribute to the children of Syria who have been wounded in the war, and the song has been dedicated to Palmyra Relief and its efforts to help provide prosthetic limbs and rehabilitation to Syrian children.

Here is a video of Nanny Assis performing Sahdonee, along with the song’s lyrics.

Palmyra Relief Launch Event

On Sunday, 13 April, we held the launch event for Palmyra Relief, at AlWaha Restaurant in London. We were pleased to have as special guests Palmyra Relief Patrons Alan Rickman and Rima Horton. Here are a few photos from the event.

During the event, Brazilian-Lebanese performer Nanny Assis performed a new song he wrote for Palmyra Relief, called “Sahdonee” (Help Me).

Maria Decker, Palmyra Relief Board member Franca Fiabane, and Palmyra Patrons Alan Rickman and Rima Horton

Maria Decker, Palmyra Relief Board member Franca Fiabane, and Palmyra Patrons Alan Rickman and Rima Horton

Palmyra Relief Founder Mohammed Antabli, and performer Nanny Assis

Palmyra Relief Founder Mohammed Antabli, and performer Nanny Assis

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Crafts and artwork created by Syrian refugees were displayed

Syrian Refugee Mohammed Talks About Losing His Mother, Grandmother, Little Brother and His Legs

Please help the children of Syria by sharing this video of young Mohammed, who lost his mother, grandmother, little brother, and both his legs, and is now a refugee in Istanbul. Palmyra Relief is helping him get prosthetic legs and rehabilitative care.

Dr. Saleyha Ahsan: Providing Medical Relief in the Syrian Conflict

saleyah assanDr. Saleyha Ahsan, a physician who works in the UK, describes her January 2013 trip to the Turkish border to help support emergency medical treatment for Syrians in this article from the medical journal, The Lancet.

Read: Providing medical relief in Syria’s conflict.

There is also a 7 November 2013 article from Dr. Ahsan, featured at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office of the UK, talking about her return trip to Syria in August of 2013.

Note: Dr. Ahsan is also on Facebook

Can Syria Rebuild Its Devastated Health Infrastructure?

From the Huffington Post UK, 30 October 2013, a look at how the deliberate targeting of medical professionals in Syria, the departure of many medical professionals, and destruction of more than half the nation’s medical facilities will affect the ability to rebuild a health infrastructure in Syria.

Can Syria Rebuild Its Devastated Health Infrastructure?