Donations urgently needed to assist Aleppo Armenians under attack

Donations urgently needed to assist Aleppo Armenians under attack

11:51 07.06.2014

The ARS of Eastern United States expressed its grave concern and deep
sadness today at the recent escalation in attacks on the Armenian
neighborhoods of Aleppo, Syria, and condemned the violence. Several
Armenians have been killed in the past week and sources in Syria say
that over 60 mortar bombs have fallen in Armenian-populated areas.
Thousands of Armenians have been left homeless in Aleppo and the area
has been officially declared a disaster zone.

The ARS Eastern region urges its members, supporters, and friends in
the community to make their heartfelt donations at this time to
support the ARS’s emergency relief programs in Syria. Recent bombing
has destroyed vital infrastructural elements in these neighborhoods,
including homes, schools, churches, and other buildings. Water
shortages have reached crisis levels, and residents have had to resort
to boiling river water to drink. The recent destruction and violence
compounds the challenges that Armenians in Syria have already been
facing for the duration of the conflict, and makes the ARS’s relief
efforts simultaneously more difficult and more urgently needed than
ever before.

The ARS Eastern region Chairwoman, Ani Attar, stressed the urgency of
the situation. “Our hearts are breaking for our brothers and sisters
in Syria, and we are praying for their safety. They are counting on us
and we will do everything in our power to assist them, through your
moral and financial support.”

From: A. Papazian

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