(Washington, D.C.) September 20, 2012 — The Ignatian News Network recently spoke with Fr. Paolo Dall'Oglio, S.J., who was expelled from Syria earlier this year after having worked in the country for 30 years.
Fr. Paolo Dall'Oglio, S.J., whose expulsion from Syria made international news, speaks to INN of the need to foster Syrian to Syrian dialog and the urgency for international intervention in Syria.
He's joined in this video by Syrian American Council-member, Dr. Mahmoud Khattab, who speaks of how all Americans can take action to address the devastating violence and civil unrest.
Also, Dr. Najwa Al-Qattan, Professor of Middle East History at Loyola Marymount University, gives a historical perspective on the turmoil as well as a reflection on Western perception of the Middle East.
More information about the work of Jesuit Refugee Service in this crisis can be found by clicking here.
How can you help? As winter approaches, JRS is preparing to provide the necessary support, especially clothes and household goods, to displaced families. Many families have lost all their possessions and only own clothing suited for summer months.
Given the gravity of the situation on the ground, JRS hopes to establish a second field kitchen in Aleppo with your financial support.
- $92: 100 liters of heating oil (for winter)
- $105: a basic family kit: one mattress, two sheets, one pillow, two winter-blankets and two towels
- $130: a food-basket for a five-person family for one month
- $160: winter clothing for one family (pullover, jacket, trousers, shoes)
- $210: one month's rent of an apartment for a displaced family
- $5300: one day support for the families sheltered in the schools in Aleppo
- $5300: cost of providing food for 10,000 people for one day
- $10,500: the installation cost of the field kitchen
To help support the JRS emergency project, please click here and select JRS Middle East Refugees on the drop-down menu.
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