Trustees and Supporters

Palmyra Relief Trustees


Mohammed Antabli, Syrian-born, London-based author of “A Syrian in Exile,” a memoir of his political imprisonment under the Assad regime, restaurateur and owner of popular Middle Eastern restaurant in London, AlWaha.

francaFranca Fiabane, London-based Program Manager at the National Health Service/NHS.

aboudAboud Chahrour, London-based, Syrian-born cotton classer and merchant

Palmyra Relief Supporters

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Mary Shomon, Co-founder of Palmyra Relief, and Washington, DC-based internationally known patient and health care advocate, health writer and publisher, and New York Times bestselling author.

rimaRima Horton, Former Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Councillor, former economics lecturer at Kingston University

Colin_FirthColin Firth, CBE, Academy Award-winning actor, author, and long-time activist for humanitarian causes.





Mark Curry is a well known actor and presenter. His varied career includes presenting, “Blue Peter”, “Record Breakers” and, “Catchphrase”. He has acted on television, in many national UK theatres and in London’s West End, including recently in the musical, “Wicked”.



Pat O’Connor, New York City-based, Irish-born renowned writer/director of films including Sweet November, Circle of Friends, The January Man, and Inventing the Abbotts.



maryelizabethMary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Academy-award nominated, American-born film and theater star, and cabaret singer, based on New York City.



mouneerMouneer Al Shaarany, Syrian-born artist and master calligrapher. Mouneer Al Shaarany donated his design services for the Palmyra Relief logo.




fareshelouFares Helou, Syrian-born actor and activist.

mai-skaf-211Mai Skaf, born in Syria, is a popular actress in Arabic-language films, and a political activist.

anissaAnissa Helou, London-based cookbook author, teacher, and chef specialising in the cuisines of the Mediterranean, Middle East and North Africa. Listed by Arabian Business as one of the 500 most powerful Arabs in the world, and one of the 100 most powerful Arab women.

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Frederick Pyne, London-based actor and former star of Emmerdale, former president of the arts group Equity in the United Kingdom, member of ICAF — The International Committee for Artists’ Freedom.

shadyShady Eed, Istanbul-based, Syrian-born artist and activist for humanitarian causes helping Syrian refugees.

saer-mussaSaer Mussa, Syrian-born filmmaker and political activist — living in exile in Turkey — who has made numerous documentaries, television series and feature films in Poland, Italy and Syria.

shahrazad-junnde-211Shahrazad Junnde, Syrian-born activist and consultant to the United Nations.

Partner Organizations

Dr. Mehmet Zeki Çulcu
— Certified Orthotist and Prosthetist, Founder of the Istanbul, Turkey-based REHA Prosthetics Orthotics Centre.



saad-backupSaad Dimachki, War Trauma Recovery Effort





 In Appreciation

Alan-Rickman-zv-alan-rickman-6916293-1280-1024The late Alan Rickman, award-winning star of both stage and screen, active in various philanthropic activities, including Amnesty International, was a long-time supporter of Palmyra Relief. He is very much missed.

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