Take action for Syrian civilians under attack in Ghouta

Syrian civilians in Eastern Ghouta are clinging desperately to life as a Syrian government assault on the town near the capital of Damascus has left over 1,000 dead and 4,800 wounded since the attacks began on February 18, according to Doctors Without Borders. These figures do not include all of the organization’s facilities supported by the humanitarian group.

Syrian Community Network urges you to take action to save Syrian lives. It only takes a moment to make a difference – here are some ways you can help:

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Civic and faith leaders unite in solidarity with Syrians in Ghouta

On February 27, 2018, Chicago community leaders gathered at our office for a press conference about the crisis in Ghouta, where relentless bombings have killed over 500 people, including 120 children. “Here in Chicago, it is easy to simply shake our heads with pity, accepting these events as the harsh reality of what goes on in lands far away. But we Chicagoans are not far removed from these events as we may assume. Among cities in the United States, Chicago has resettled the second-highest numbers of Syrian refugees…Over 800 people are resettled in Chicago. Some of our own neighbors have themselves escaped similar horrors before coming here,” said Suzanne Akhras Sahloul, Executive Director of the Syrian Community Network.

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SCN-Chicago to host Chicago4Refugees event, March 1

The Syrian Community Network (SCN) requests the honor of your presence as we introduce our new, women-led entrepreneurial project spearheaded by Chicago’s Syrian refugees! Join us for our launch into spring event on Thursday, March 1st 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at Pazzo’s at Three Eleven, 311 S. Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60606. A reception and networking social will begin at 5:30, and a dinner will follow at 6:30.

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