2020-04-24 SYRIA

Blue Marists assist people who are deprived of assistance because of the Covid-19

Due to the measures implemented in Syria to limit the spread of the Coronavirus, many elderly, sick or poor people have been left alone and cannot afford their basic needs. Faced with this situation, the Blue Marists are providing assistance to a group of people living in difficult economic and social conditions.

“During this time of pandemic and confinement, we Blue Marists are sensitive to the situation of the elderly, most of whom are isolated, destitute, disabled or ill,” says the Marists on their Facebook page.

In this period of health crisis, the programme funded by Misean Cara, through the mediation of the Institute’s NGO, FMSI, is also helping vulnerable elderly people, by distributing food and other basic needs. Five vulnerable older women have been selected to work in the kitchen and prepare meals. One man is in charge of the necessary supplies, while Marist volunteers are in charge of distributing the food.  The staff work under the supervision of Ms. Leyla Ataki Moussalli, one of the leaders of the Blue Marists.

“Misean Cara”

This is an Irish organization which, in collaboration with the Government Agency “Irish Aid”, finances solidarity and development projects of missionary congregations. The Marist Brothers, through FMSI, also work in collaboration with Misean Cara.


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