Saving Families in Syria Blog

Food Baskets

Thank you for all of your generous donations!  It is because of your help, that many of those in need will be receiving food baskets from Saving Families in Syria.  Below are the links to two videos that demonstrate your support at work.  Thank you again! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8peotpIMFo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_kkXYCJJoE        

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Mission 4 – June 30th – July 7th

I was asked: why are you traveling thousands of miles into Syria??   The answer: An unparalleled sense of satisfaction and bliss that engulfs you when you lend a helping hand. You are helping those: 1-who are deprived of the basic essential necessities of life 2-those who have lost everything 3- those who wonder whether [...]

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Mission 3: June 2-4, 2013

The objective of Saving Families in Syria’s mission 3 was to follow up on projects in AlSahhara; started in March 2013.  20 miles to the south east from the Turkish Cilvegozu(Bab Alhawa in Syria) border post, the destination of Al Sahhara was reached within Syria via Sarmada in Idlib Governate and Al Tawwameh in Aleppo [...]

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Mission 2 – May 25th-27th

Saving Families in Syria took a second trip to the border region of Syria and Turkey in May of 2013.  They were able to accomplish many things including: Delivered medical supplies including insulin, asthma inhalers, pediatric Tylenol and Advil, and antibiotics to two hospitals Dr. Aref Rifai evaluated and assessed 3 hospitals for potential vitreoretinal [...]

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Syria now….

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Mission 1

March 8 –March 16, 2013 A delegation from Saving Families in Syria consisting of a physician, an engineer and two university students went to Turkey and Syria to render services to the needy and to provide medicines and medical supplies. The delegation was supported by the generosity of the Pensacola community through donations of medications [...]

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Combating Leishmaniasis in Syria

Background Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease spread to humans by the bite of an infected insect called sandfly. There are two main forms of Leishmaniasis : Cutaneous which affects the skin and Visceral which damages the internal organs and is fatal if not treated. The sandflies that carry the parasite are typically found in humid [...]

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The floodgates of Syria….

Last week the U.N. Refugee Agency’s number of registered Syrian refugees reached one million. That number was just 500,000 in early December 2012 and has doubled in three months.  Most of those are women and children who are fleeing from targeted abuse, rape, and haunting memories that will forever be etched in their mind and [...]

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Without water and disease stricken….

The people of Syria are suffering from the lack of clean water and proper sanitation systems.  The lack of electricity and fuel to power water pumps, damage to system infrastructure, and neglect has caused the collapse of the water system in Syria. Even if running water can be found, it is often dangerous because production [...]

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