23May2024

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for Victims of the Earthquake in NW Syria (1200 × 400 px)
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NW Syria Still in Dire Need of Assistance

Still so much need in NW Syria

Join us in making a real difference in the lives of those affected by the ongoing crisis in Syria. It is a common misconception that the situation has been resolved and that humanitarian aid is no longer needed. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The conditions in northwest Syria continue to deteriorate, and the need for assistance is becoming increasingly urgent.

Inflation in neighboring Turkey is exacerbating the economic challenges in the region, where the Turkish lira is widely used instead of the US dollar. As a result, access to food, medicine, and other vital necessities has become extremely limited. This is evolving into a full-blown humanitarian crisis, with over 4 million people in Northwestern Syria desperately requiring immediate assistance. Additionally, more than 3.1 million internally displaced individuals are grappling with food insecurity and a scarcity of clean water, leading to the spread of dangerous communicable diseases.

Children in the area are especially vulnerable. The security situation is deteriorating, with escalating clashes between different armed factions. Tragically, innocent civilians, including children, are losing their lives in rocket attacks and other acts of violence. We cannot turn a blind eye to these appalling conditions. People cannot continue to live in such dire circumstances.

We are determined to make life easier for these suffering individuals, but we cannot do it alone. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a shift in international funding priorities to other regions, humanitarian aid to Syria has seriously declined. This has put immense strain on organizations like ours, as we struggle to meet the increasing needs with dwindling resources.

As the deadline approaches for the renewal of cross-border aid authorization, we must act swiftly to keep this lifeline open. The only way to help the people of northwest Syria is by delivering essential supplies through Turkey and crossing the border. However, it’s not just about providing immediate humanitarian relief; we must also focus on long-term rebuilding and resilience in the region. Experts predict that it will take a year or more to rebuild the devastated areas after the conflict subsides.

We cannot underestimate the challenges Syrians face in returning to their homes. Safety, security, human rights abuses, and persecution at the hands of the Syrian government and affiliated militias make it incredibly difficult for them to find solace. Even for those who wish to return, non-state armed groups and areas outside government control pose additional threats. The absence of safe passages means refugees are forced to stay in the areas they have sought refuge, desperately trying to rebuild their shattered lives. They still need our help, and we cannot abandon them due to political disputes.

Your support is crucial in ensuring that aid continues to reach those in need. We kindly request you to consider making a regular monthly donation of $10, $20, $50, or $100—every bit helps. Without regular contributions, we will struggle to sustain our support for the people of Syria and Lebanon. Together, we can make a significant impact.

With Eid al-Adha approaching, we aim to provide essential food supplies to the people in need. Our partners in the region are ready to distribute aid, but we cannot do it without your generous contributions. Please give whatever you can and help us spread this message to your friends, family, and others in your network. Together, we can bring hope and relief to those who need it most. Thank you for your compassion and support.

Here is just a small part of what we have been able to provide to the victims of the earthquake in northwestern Syria. We need to keep this going to make sure progress does not stop, or worse, is eroded.
Fundraising Goal: $50,000
Raised for earthquake victims 2%
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Join the team, extend our reach

SCM has begun using Give Lively, a fundraising platform that enables you, our supporters, to join in and help spread the word and collect donations for our causes. Right now we have a page for Earthquake Aid and another for our Lebanon Free Clinic. If you click the links below, you will be taken to the pages and can join the fundraising efforts there.

We also have the ability now to use “Text to donate” and people can text either QUAKE or TOOTHACHE to 44-321 to get a link to the respective page and donate there.

Please take a look at the new fundraising pages (click on the links) and join our team today! Once on the page just scroll down a bit and you will see a button that says “I Want To Fundraise For This” and click on it to get started.

https://secure.givelively.org/donate/salaam-cultural-center/lebanon-free-clinic

https://secure.givelively.org/donate/salaam-cultural-center/earthquake-survivors-aid

SCM is entirely funded by donations and we thank you for all your support!

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Ramadan Food Distribution

SCM has been busy providing food for earthquake survivors in northern Syria. We recently sent our partner in Turkey money which was used to buy food that was prepared in meals for Ramadan, and also uncooked items so the families can prepare their own meals. This most recent distribution provided food for 200 families, about 50 of them which have taken in orphans or relatives whose parents were killed in the earthquakes. The team is also planning to distribute the ingredients to make maamoul cookies to the women so they can make their own cookies for Eid celebrations (the end of Ramadan).

Please keep supporting SCM’s earthquake relief efforts – there still will be a need for our help for many, many months to come.

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School and Community Hall Finished!

SCM has helped to get this structure completed that will be used as a school, prayer hall and community hall. This is the first one set up near Jindires for those affected by the earthquake. The school just opened and are about 100 children going to classes here.

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Tent Foundations for Earthquake Survivors

SCM earthquake relief project to provide concrete foundations for the tents.

Lights on at Jindires camp
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Solar Power!

Solar power to camps in northwest Syria provided by SCM.