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Standing With the People of Syria

Standing With the People of Syria | Christian Fuchs

Jesuit Father Frans van der Lugt was killed in Homs, Syria, on April 7th 2014. Frans was a healer — he touched the broken spirits of a battered people; he did not care for himself, if someone was physically sick, he did all he could to make them well again. Fr Frans is revered as a Saint today by both Muslims and Christians.

While reporting the news from Aleppo, Syria, media have continued to repeat a war narrative of death and destruction, while bombarding the viewer with graphic images of the injured and dead. But there is another reality of the situation which also deserves attention, one that people in Aleppo — and all across Syria — face daily: that of their survival.

Jesuit Refugee Service/USA, along with John Carroll University and The Ignatian Solidarity Network, invites you to join us on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 from 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. in the St. Francis Chapel at John Carroll University 20700 North Park Blvd. University Heights, OH 44118

Jesuit Refugee Service has established a project in Erbil, the capital of Iraq's Kuridstan region, to provide assistance to recently displaced people. Unprecedented numbers of families and individuals have been forced from their homes across Iraq and Syria as the Islamic State has spread in recent months.

Jesuit Refugee Service | USA | Helping the vulnerable in Syria's conflict | Families flee Syria to protect their children

Syria: shelter and food difficult to find :: Through its home visits team, JRS Jordan provided emergency relief to 277 Syrian families in the capital, Amman, and 300 Syrian families in the northern border city of Irbid between October and December last year. (Jesuit Refugee Service)

"We mourn for all those children who were killed; we live each day in fear. When will this violence end?" Syria: between fear of violence and the struggle to survive

"We are witnessing a historic moment," says Peter Balleis S.J., international director of Jesuit Refugee Service. "Walls are falling down in people's hearts."