18October2017

NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION IN SPECIAL CONSULTATIVE STATUS WITH THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL OF THE UNITED NATIONS

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PRESS RELEASE - 100 DAYS ABDUCTED: NO SIGN OF LIFE YET FROM ARCHBISHOPS IN SYRIA!

100 DAYS ABDUCTED: NO SIGN OF LIFE YET FROM ARCHBISHOPS IN SYRIA!

After 100 days, the Syriac Orthodox Metropolitan of Aleppo, H.E. Gregorius Hanna Ibrahim, and H.E. Boulos al-Yazigi, the Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Aleppo and Iskenderun are still missing.

Despite contradicting reports, rumors and vague claims that have been circulating since their abduction, particularly by Turkish media, the World Council of Arameans (Syriacs) (“WCA”) affirms that there is as yet no clear information about the identity of the kidnappers, their motivation and demands, their whereabouts, the health condition of the Archbishops, and more.

WCA LETTER: THE FORGOTTEN PLIGHT OF THE INDIGENOUS ARAMEANS (SYRIACS) OF SYRIA (16 July 2013)

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

According to international law, the Aramean (Syriac) people and their endangered Aramaic (Syriac) language are indigenous to Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon, where they are still struggling hard for survival and for appreciation and official recognition as an ancient Semitic people with their distinct (read: non-Arab, non-Turkish, non-Kurdish, non-Muslim) identity, language, literature and religion.

OPEN BRIEF AAN DE MINISTER VAN BUITENLANDSE ZAKEN: SYRIË SCHREEUWT OM VREDE, NIET OM OORLOG

Z.E. de heer Frans Timmermans 
Minister van Buitenlandse Zaken 
Postbus 20061
2500 EB Den Haag

Hengelo, 13 mei 2013


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WCA Letter to UK PM Mr David Cameron re Syria

The Right Honourable Mr David Cameron
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 
10 Downing Street London W1

Stockholm, 30 July 2013

Re: Appreciation for not sending weapons to Syria and the plight of the native Christians

Click here to download this letter in PDF

Your Excellency, Dear Mr Cameron,

We wish to express our deep gratitude towards Her Majesty’s Government for not sending weapons into Syria, but hope that the budget will now be reserved instead for the direly needed humanitarian aid. As we have learned since the outbreak of the war in the country, the move to flood the country with more weapons would only have led to an increase in violence and bloodshed of innocent civilians.

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Human Traffickers Exploiting Syria War

THE PLIGHT OF SYRIA’S REFUGEES EXPLOITED BY HUMAN TRAFFICKERS:

A NEGLECTED PHENOMENON OF SYRIAN WAR

 

A Christian family’s attempt to flee from war-torn Syria resulted in the drowning of their five-year-old child at sea off Turkey’s coast. This is another tragic example of the desperation of Christian families who have found themselves in the unsafe arms of human traffickers, especially from Turkey. The WCA calls for attention to this issue.

 Photo: AFP

WCA Letter to UNSC: Condemn abduction of missing Archbishops in Syria and ensure their safe return home

To the Honorable Permanent and Non-Permanent Members of the United Nations Security Council: China, France, Russia, UK, US, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Australia, Guatemala, Luxemburg, Morocco, Pakistan, Korea, Rwanda, Togo

London, 26 April 2013

Re: Condemn abduction of missing Archbishops in Syria and ensure their safe return home

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WCA Letter to UNSC Members: Plea to address still kidnapped archbishops and seek political solution to war in Syria (25 July 2013)

To the Honorable Permanent and Non-Permanent Members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC): China, France, Russia, UK, US, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Australia, Guatemala, Luxemburg, Morocco, Pakistan, Korea, Rwanda, Togo

Stockholm, 25 July 2013

Re: Plea to address still kidnapped archbishops and seek political solution to war in Syria

Distinguished Excellencies:

In reference to tomorrow’s briefing of the UNSC in New York City by the Syrian Coalition President Mr. Ahmad Al-Assi Al-Jarba and a senior delegation of Coalition representatives on the ongoing war in Syria, we request your immediate attention and assistance in relation to the next two critical issues:

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Letter to the Representatives at the EU Foreign Affairs Council regarding the Arms Embargo to Syria (24 May 2013)

Friday, 24 May 2013
Re: Urgent call by Syrian Christians to uphold the weapons embargo to Syria

Your Excellency,

We refer to the upcoming European Union meeting to be held this Monday 27 May 2013 in Brussels, which will discuss the current EU weapons embargo to Syria. The great majority of Syrian people are vehemently against the Syrian war and plead with international community to put the pressure on relevant parties to solve this war through peaceful means, not through an increase in weapons supplies to any party, including the rebel movement.

 Photo: Muzaffer Salman (REUTERS)

appeal to security council and kidnappers re missing bishops

CHRISTIAN LEADERS STILL MISSING: APPEAL TO SECURITY COUNCIL AND KIDNAPPERS

Following the abduction of two Christian Leaders from the Aleppo region of Syria, we are no closer now than we were 72 hours ago to discovering their whereabouts. Again unconfirmed reports about their release at 4 a.m. this morning have been released by the media. The World Council of Arameans (Syriacs), a United Nations NGO, pleads with both kidnappers and the United Nations Security Council (“SC”) to immediately find a way to resolve this catastrophe which will have major implications for the future of native Christianity in Syria.

 

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