Syria has just entered into its fifth year of war, and there is no end in sight for the Syrian population living through this violence and insecurity. Development and Peace has been working with several local organizations in Syria to help ease the suffering of the population, including Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), which is providing help with lodging, educational activities for children, medication for chronic diseases, hospital access, care kits for infants, and household kits containing clothes, bed linens, kitchen supplies, and hygiene kits.
Last December, Fr. Nawras Sammour, Country Director of JRS in Syria, came to Canada to bear witness to the events that are happening in Syria. Here, he recounts how solidarity is an important source of hope for Syrians.