KARAM RESPONDS TO REVISED TRAVEL BAN

Yesterday morning President Donald J Trump signed a revised version of the Executive Order which originally banned travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the US. The new Executive Order, that is said to take effect on March 16, imposes a 90-day ban on the issuance of new visas to citizens from six Muslim-majority countries including Syria, Somalia, Libya, Iran, Yemen, and Sudan. The Order also includes a 120-day suspension of the US’s refugee program and states that the US will only accept up to 50,000 refugees in a year.

      KARAM CONGRATULATES THE WHITE HELMETS FOR THEIR OSCAR WIN!  We would like to congratulate The White Helmets for their historic win at the Oscars last night for Best Documentary Short Subject. We are moved by the strength and will that guides these brave volunteers that risk their lives every day to save others. To date, this heroic team of 3,000 civilian rescue workers has saved more than 82,000 lives. After accepting the award, a room of star-studded actors, directors, and artists stood in recognition of the ongoing crisis in Syria that has taken the lives of over 500,000 people and displaced millions. As Syrians will soon enter their seventh year of suffering from violence, airstrikes, barrel bombs, death, and displacement, we echo the sentiments of Raed Saleh, the elected head of The White Helmets, who asked that the world stand on the side of life and take a stand to stop the killing of civilians in Syria.  Karam Foundation is proud to have worked with these heroes and to have supported their work. We have donated 11 ambulances to date to help them save lives. As the directors accepted the award, White Helmet workers were hard at work pulling bodies from the rubble after residential neighborhoods were targeted by warplanes. Their centers in Idlib and Douma were also targeted. As we congratulate these heroes for their commitment to humanity and applaud them for their work, we also stand with them in solidarity, and ask that the world take a stand to end the violence and killing in Syria.  Stand on the side of life. Demand an end to the killing.  Sign the petition .

We would like to congratulate The White Helmets for their historic win at the Oscars last night for Best Documentary Short Subject. We are moved by the strength and will that guides these brave volunteers that risk their lives every day to save others. To date, this heroic team of 3,000 civilian rescue workers has saved more than 82,000 lives.

KARAM FOUNDATION STANDS WITH THE PEOPLE OF ALEPPO

KARAM FOUNDATION STANDS WITH THE PEOPLE OF ALEPPO

Karam Foundation strongly condemns the attacks carried out in Eastern Aleppo over the course of this past week. Today marks the fourth day of continuous artillery fire and airstrike assaults which have killed an estimated 87 people. Many people living in Eastern Aleppo consider this to be the most intense bombardment that the city has experienced over the past two years. This has led to civilian groups, such as the White Helmets to be unable to respond to emergency calls, as shells are constantly falling on the streets.

KARAM'S STATEMENT ON SYRIA AHEAD OF THE 71st UNGA

KARAM'S STATEMENT ON SYRIA AHEAD OF THE 71st UNGA

Ahead of the 71st United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York this week, the Karam Foundation calls on the U.N. to reexamine its aid distribution methods in Syria, which currently favor cooperation with the Syrian government. This approach to the humanitarian crisis has proven to be harmful to civilians, as validated by a wide range of local civil society organizations conducting aid initiatives.

A Call for Action | Douma aerial attack kills 100+ Syrian civilians in marketplace

CHICAGO, IL (August 17, 2015) – The Karam Foundation Team is devastated by the aerial attack on an open marketplace in Douma on Sunday, August 16, 2015 which left over 100 civilians killed and hundreds more wounded. We demand that the international community take immediate steps to stop all aerial attacks by the Assad regime on innocent civilians. All violence against Syrian civilians must end.