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

URGENT REQUEST TO FREE FROM POLISH DETENTION CENTER EIGHT (8) ARAMEAN CHRISTIAN REFUGEES FROM SYRIA

The Syria crisis has led to a huge influx of Aramean (Syriac) Christians from Syria who try to seek shelter in Europe. On their difficult journey towards safety, many of of them have been imprisoned. Hence we appeal to you, as Polish politicians, and ask for your urgent help in getting eight (8) of these refugees (i.e. two [2] families) released from the following guarded detention center in Poland:

Aramean (Syriac) Refugees from Syria in Turkey: A Case Study of Refugees in Need in Izmir (13 September 2012)

Aramean (Syriac) Refugees from Syria in Turkey: A Case Study of Refugees in Need in Izmir


There are almost 30 Aramean (Syriac) refugees from Syria in Izmir, Turkey. They all come from Qabre Hewore (Aramaic for “White Graves”). One of their relatives in Belgium called the WCA. We took the number of one young man called Aram Shafiro (23), and below is his story. It shows they are stuck in Turkey and human traffickers are, again, exploiting the Syria crisis.

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Greek Crisis Means Disaster for Syrian Refugees

NOTE: Every Greek Member of the EU and the Council of Europe, as well as the Greek Foreign Minister and a number of other politicians have received this WCA Press Release. This Monday the WCA will send them an open letter, asking the Greeke state officials and government for specific support and cooperation on the underreported issue of Aramean (Syriac) Christan refugees in need of assistance in Greece.
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A SUMMARY REPORT ON “Aramean (Syriac) Refugees from Syria into Greece via Turkey: A Case Study of Refugees in Need in Athens”

London, Wednesday 12 September 2012

A SUMMARY REPORT ON

“Aramean (Syriac) Refugees from Syria into Greece via Turkey: A Case Study of Refugees in Need in Athens”


BY THE WORLD COUNCIL OF ARAMEANS (SYRIACS) ON A VISIT TO CHRISTIAN ARAMEAN (SYRIAC) REFUGEES FROM SYRIA TO GREECE VIA TURKEY

5 – 8 September 2012

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Oral Statement: Human Rights Council 21st Session - Agenda item 4 (17 September 2012)

Human Rights Council 21st Session - Agenda item 4
Submitted by Syriac Universal Alliance (SUA)1
Oral Statement – 17 September 2012

Syria is at a critical impass. While the so called “Arab-Awakening” has called for increased democracy and freedom across the Middle East, countries like Syria are now experiencing the complete opposite. We are seeing calls for the shedding of more blood and we have seen the demise of society, the fear of all, a horrific future for minorities and an imminent sectarian war.

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What Do Aramean (Syriac) Christians in Syria Really Want?

The Aramean (Syriac) Christian people in Syria are watching the earth crumble beneath them. Their once safe, traditional and peaceful lives are all but a distant memory, as the 19 month battle for power in Syria reigns unprecedented terror on the Christian community. While the Aramean Christians plead their case to world leaders and others of influence, it appears that new so-called “Christian” groups are being formed and trying to hijack the discourse on Christian rights and beliefs in Syria.

Aramean (Syriac) from Europe try to bring relatives over (14 September 2012)

Short interview with Hane Mousa (31) who heard about our work in Greece via Suryoyo Sat and seeks the support of the World Council of Arameans (Syriacs). The requested help is how we can assist in bringing people from Syria, or refugees from neighboring areas, to Europe.

I live since two years in Brussels, Belgium. I want to bring my brother Lahdo (25; just graduated) and my cousin (19) to Brussels. They are being called for military service. They have been hiding themselves in Qamishlo because they don’t want to do this. We have a cousin who is already serving 14 extra months in the army, and he hasn’t seen the family since then; occasionally we talk over the phone. Another cousin has broken both his legs and is in the local hospital for 7 months now.

Written Statement: The Indigenous Aramean (Syriac) Christians of Iraq, Turkey and Syria: The Final Solution?

Human Rights Council
21st session
Agenda item 4
Submitted by Syriac Universal Alliance (SUA)

Written Statement
24 August 2012

The Indigenous Aramean (Syriac) Christians of Iraq, Turkey and Syria: The Final Solution?

We are now witnessing a turning point in the history of the Middle East. The so-called “Arab Spring” may soon result in a gigantic disaster for the indigenous Christians of the Middle East who continue to face discrimination, persecution, kidnappings, threats, death, loss of land and property. As original inhabitants of Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon, the Arameans (Syriacs) are increasingly fleeing from their ancient homelands. The vast majority have already left their home countries.

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THE REALITY OF SECTARIAN VIOLENCE IN SYRIA

International commentators have long argued that sectarian violence is not yet a reality on the ground in Syria. They pinpoint examples of violence which lack any consistent pattern. Yet the World Council of Arameans (Syriacs) (“WCA”) has evidence that the sectarian fighting is increasing across Syria and the target of such aggression and bloodshed is increasingly becoming the native Aramean (Syriac) Christians. They include those members of the largest Christian communities from the Syriac Orthodox and Greek (Rum) Orthodox Churches.

 

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