Syria Appeal 2021
Hungry for Hope
The United Nations has declared that, “after a decade of crisis, life is harder than ever” for many Syrians. In response, Church leaders are renewing pleas for aid from ACN.
Ever-deepening economic crisis – on top of 10 years of war – has triggered a new emergency in Syria where millions of people are desperately short of food and shelter.
Our leading Syria project partner Sister Annie Demerjian told us:
“Many people are close to starving. Only the other day, I saw children scavenging for food in rubbish bins.”
Economic meltdown, made worse by sanctions and COVID-19, means that, according to the UN, 12.4 million people – 60 percent of Syrians – lack “regular access to enough… nutritious food” – up 4.5 million on the year before.
Sister Annie said:
“In this time of so much suffering, with so many painful memories, we need to come together so that the living Lord can bring his Destruction in healing touch.”
Sister Annie’s Message
Sister Annie Demerjian is a leading ACN project partner in Syria active in Aleppo, Damascus, Maaloula, Hassake, providing emergency food, shelter, clothes and other urgent items. This week, she has provided an exclusive message to ACN benefactors, many of whom she knows from her series of visits to the UK.