Raising Awareness of the Struggles and Relief Work in Syria

Raising Awareness of the Struggles and Relief Work in Syria


​Guest host Seraphim Danckaert speaks with Samer Laham from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Syria regarding the joint effort of the Syrian Patriarchate and International Orthodox Christian Charities ​(IOCC​)​. With ​extensive experience ​in Syria, Mr. Laham is able to describe the current living conditions inside the country. ​These two organizations rely on their faith in God’s providence ​to give them courage to persevere in difficult situations​,​ reaching more than 2.3 million people with humanitarian relief. Their mission is to serve people with dignity and love. ​

IOCC supports one of the largest established humanitarian relief networks in Syria. Since February 2012, IOCC has provided relief to over 2.5 million people affected by the Syrian Crisis​,​ through programs that include emergency aid, shelter, health, aid to infants, education, psychosocial support, sanitation and hygiene, and economic recovery.

You can help the victims of poverty and conflicts around the world by making a financial gift to the IOCC Syria Relief Fund​,​ which will provide immediate relief as well as long-term support to those in need. To make a gift, please visit www.iocc.org or call toll-free at 877-803-IOCC (4622).

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Seraphim Danckaert

Seraphim Danckaert is Director of Mission Advancement at St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary. He holds an M.Div. from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and is a Ph.D. candidate in theology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.