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FMSI is ready to provide aid to the people of Aleppo, involved in these days in internal conflict. For several days, in fact, the Foundation has been in contact with the Marist Brothers who are assisting the people in flight from quarter to quarter, and will soon be in a position to send the first financial aid to cope with the emergency.

For information and to send contributions, contact: fmsi@fmsi-onlus.org

The Marist Brothers are working with an Imam and a group of volunteers at a post in the district of  Jabal El Sayde. At least 2000 have fled there, having abandoned their homes and taken refuge in a public garden for fear of being taken hostage or killed. Another 900 have found shelter in two public schools. This involves poor and large families, some having 10 children   per family. The Marist Brothers are occupied particularly with about 400 children among the displaced, providing psychological help, medical assistance, milk.

The Marist Brothers and their collaborators are a group of 30 volunteers. There is great solidarity among the people of the quarter and ever more persons are offering help to the displaced. All the same, the most necessary items, drinkable water, health products are beginning to run out, in a situation which is becoming ever more dramatic from every point of view.

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