Syria, Homs

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Of all the Beth Myriams around the world, the one in Homs in Syria has one of the toughest missions. This Beth Myriam started in the summer of 2011 providing food and assistance to poor families. In the beginning the Beth Myriam offered food to families every month. Moreover it offered schooling items for children, winter clothing and medication for people in need.

Unfortunately, at the end of 2011 the war came to Syria. However the volunteers decided to continue their mission by offering comfort and consolation to the people. In the beginning of 2012, the war became even more severe. People lost their jobs and their sense of security and poverty increased.  A large number of Christian families were forced to leave their homes and country. Some of these families became refugees, heading towards safer places. Other families became guests at the overcrowded humanitarian and resort centers at monasteries and schools. During this hard period for the country the volunteers managed to reach the shelters of the families. driving through roads where they were not allowed to drive due to safety reasons, to comfort people in this difficult situation.

In 2013 the Beth Myriam started to settle down. More tasks were added to the current ones. Among them was to offer also spiritual food and BM volunteers introduced the families that they used to help to the True Life in God spirituality.

Unfortunately, the number of people living at or now below poverty level has been increasing rapidly. The last years the BM has been offering food supplies to a total of 150 families divided into three groups of 50 families, which are helped once a month a month.

Address: Homs, Syria
Responsible: Georges Chabab
Tel: +961 3352550
Email: [email protected]

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