SAC DEMANDS SAFE PASSAGE FOR CIVIILIANS IN RAQQAH

The Syrian American Council is gravely concerned over the plight of the up to 200,000 civilians still trapped in Raqqah City as U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces close in. While SAC wholeheartedly supports efforts to eradicate ISIS from Syria, we believe that more care should be taken by the Anti-ISIS Coalition to avoid civilian casualties, especially when using highly flammable or explosive weapons such as White Phosphorous. UN investigators have documented at least 300 civilian deaths in Raqqah due to Coalition airstrikes since March.

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A Blessed Easter

At Zaytoun Church is where I long to be today, in my beloved Damascus, Syria — 

I love it not only because it was where my parents were married and where I was baptized but because of all the special moments that took place there. I recall the candles flickering outside the church on Palm Sunday. I remember everyone dressed in their holiday best, walking in a procession as worshipers carried an icon of Jesus and the cross. And most precious are Easter Sunday mornings when my parents gifted decorated eggs and holiday chocolates to our Muslim neighbors and their families. How I long for these days of family, friends, and worship in the town where I grew up.

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No Going Back: Forced Displacement in the Syrian Conflict

February 2017

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Hanukkah's Concert Featuring Syria's First Opera Singer Lubana Al Quntar

Dear Friends

We would like to extend this invitation to the D.C. metro area to 
join this event and enjoy a night of Syrian music and food. 

The renowned Syrian Opera singer Lubana Al Quntar will be performing and 
Omar Hossino, our Congressional Director, will be speaking at the event.

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Urgent Appeal: Help Us Speak Up for Aleppo!

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About this Fundraiser

We are thankful everyday for having the opportunity to bring the voices of Syrian Americans to the forefront.  

Now more than ever before those voices matter as the annihalation of our beloved Aleppo continues at the hands of Russian and Syrian regime forces.  

Help us keep the news about Aleppo, and Syria at large, top of mind in the media, in congress, and with the American Public.

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White Helmets: In Aleppo 'every day is worse'

Ammar al-Salmo, manager of the Syria Civil Defense rescue group, tells Christiane Amanpour they are no longer able to reach the wounded in eastern Aleppo.

Watch here.

The interview was facilitated by the Syrian American Council

 


Syrian Doctor: No Electricity, No Water in Aleppo

Tide of anguished humanity on the move in Aleppo
“Today I came home and I found my home partially destroyed,” Dr. Farida, one of the last obstetrician-gynecologist working in eastern Aleppo, tells Christiane Amanpour as the conditions for civilians continue to deteriorate.

The interview was facilitated by the Syrian American Council

Watch the interview here


Little Gandhi's University Tour

Support Little Gandhi’s University Tour on GoFundMe

We began our tour on Saturday November 12th at Harvard University, then on to DePaul University in Chicago on November 18th.  We continued to Houston to cover the University of Houston and Rice University, and now on to Princeton University.  We hope to continue to universities like USC, UCLA, Berkley and Stanford in CA, as well as more schools on the East Coast like Columbia, NYU, and George Washington.

Please donate to help us bring to light the true plight of the Syrian people to the American public

https://www.gofundme.com/littlegandhi


Public Announcement


In these difficult times it is important that we band together and keep our support strong for those inside Syria. Take a moment to listen to OUR MESSAGE  including a message from inside Aleppo. Also, take a read below to learn how advocates and activists are coming together to keep the voices of Syrian Americans loud and clear.


IF WE SPEAK LOUD ENOUGH THEY WILL COME
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Today, I'm inspired!

A Message from the President of the 
Syrian American Council

Dear SAC Members and Friends,
This morning I'm inspired because I, a Syrian-American, along with my family and friends, have the opportunity to go to the polling stations today, to stand among my fellow Americans, and to vote!
The 2016 elections have been tumultuous ones.  But at the end of the day, when I step back and recall what we are setting out to do, I can only be thankful that my vote today will be a testament of one of the greatest virtues of being a free American.  And no matter how divided we Americans might be on foreign and domestic issues, or even cultural and religious issues,  in the end, as our Founding Fathers intended, we stand united with liberty and justice for all.
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