WORLD REFUGEE DAY

 

#‎WorldRefugeeDay‬ is observed on June 20 every year to raise awareness about refugee situations throughout the world. The Syrian crisis has resulted in millions of Syrians forced to flee their homes. Everyday people are forced to abandon their dreams. People like you and I leave everything behind in hopes of a safer future.

 
 

At Karam Foundation, we believe in building a better future for Syria. We’re inspired by the people we serve. Featured below are stories of Syrian refugees we've helped.

 

Yasmeen, Haithem, Khaled - Syrian Refugee children who were previously working in child labor before being sponsored. Now, they love to go to school. Click on the image to read more what each of them loves most about school!

Yasmeen, Haithem, Khaled - Syrian Refugee children who were previously working in child labor before being sponsored. Now, they love to go to school. Click on the image to read more what each of them loves most about school!

Four years for you is nothing, four years for me is a lifetime
— Ali (Reyhanli, Turkey)
Must read article: Don’t Forget About Me: The Syrian Girl Who Wanted to Write by Wassim Al-Adel

Must read article: Don’t Forget About Me: The Syrian Girl Who Wanted to Write by Wassim Al-Adel

 
Refugees are people like anyone else, like you and me. They led ordinary lives before becoming displaced, and their biggest dream is to be able to live normally again. On this World Refugee Day, let us recall our common humanity, celebrate tolerance and diversity and open our hearts to refugees everywhere.
— Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General
 
 
We are all refugees of a future that never happened
— Lee Weiner
Mohamad lost his father in 2001 in Aleppo, and in 2014 his home was destroyed by a bomb. When we met him in April 2015, 13 year old Mohamad was working in a mechanic shop to support his family. After taking him out of child-labor and sending him back to school, Mohamad found his passion for Math. Read more about how he and his siblings are now doing in school.

Mohamad lost his father in 2001 in Aleppo, and in 2014 his home was destroyed by a bomb. When we met him in April 2015, 13 year old Mohamad was working in a mechanic shop to support his family. After taking him out of child-labor and sending him back to school, Mohamad found his passion for Math. Read more about how he and his siblings are now doing in school.

 
Jehan - Read about the Palestinian-Syrian refugee woman who founded a women’s collective to help support women who were displaced by fighting in Syria. This collective makes and sells decorative soaps, which we proudly feature in our store.

Jehan - Read about the Palestinian-Syrian refugee woman who founded a women’s collective to help support women who were displaced by fighting in Syria. This collective makes and sells decorative soaps, which we proudly feature in our store.

“Syrian refugee women are the glue holding together a broken society. Their strength is extraordinary, but they are struggling alone. Their voices are an appeal for help and protection which cannot be ignored.”
— Angelina Jolie
 
Must read article: Sixty Cameras, Sixty Refugees: Syrians Document Their Exile by N Coudsi

Must read article: Sixty Cameras, Sixty Refugees: Syrians Document Their Exile by N Coudsi

World refugee day is a reminder that there is no us and them. There is only us, one human family, connected in ways we sometimes forget.
— Ann Curry
Abdelaziz's favorite subject in school is science. Click on the image to read more about him and his four siblings!

Abdelaziz's favorite subject in school is science. Click on the image to read more about him and his four siblings!


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FUNDRAISE

Karam Foundation wouldn't be the organization that it is today without the support and help of our supporters. We've had people dedicate birthdays, run marathons, and organize fundraisers in schools and other community centers for Karam. If you or your community are interested in fundraising for Karam, 
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Shop our Scents of Syria line to support Jehan, the Palestinian-Syrian refugee woman who founded a women's collective to support women who are displaced in Syria.

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You can make a difference and bring hope to refugees today. All of our programs, from Sponsor a Syrian Refugee Family program in Turkey, to the #Milk4Syria program in Binnish, Syria, are designed to build a better future for Syria. Donate today to be a part of the impact -building hope, healing and a peaceful future for Syria.

 

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