Karam Foundation is outraged by the series of deadly aerial attacks on Syrian civilians over the last week that have destroyed schools, hospitals, and marketplaces, killing hundreds of innocent people and wounding thousands more. We condemn these attacks by all the parties responsible and demand the protection of civilian life in Syria
For six years, Syrian civilians have been the victims of a multifaceted war –taking cover and/or fleeing from not only a ruthless regime, but also forces loyal to it. Syrians that are fleeing violence are said to be perpetrators of terror, rather than victims of it. Yesterday, it was Syrians that paid the ultimate price.
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.
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 is appalled to read the draft of President Donald J. Trump’s Executive Order on Refugees and other immigrants to the United States of America.
LAKE FOREST, IL - Karam Foundation is excited to announce our 5th annual Giving Tuesday campaign. This year, Karam will partner with Students Organize 4 Syria (SOS) for our third consecutive collaborative campaign.
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.
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.
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.
CHICAGO, IL/REYHANLI, TURKEY (August 10, 2015) – Karam Foundation today launched a fundraising education initiative, Innovate to Educate, in order to help Syrian refugee children living in Reyhanli, Turkey to return to school.