CONTEST & OBJECTIVE
Knaye e Yacoubieh are two villages located in northern Syria, between Aleppo and Latakia and not far from the Turkish border. In 2012 they were occupied by the Islamist forces of Al Nusra which made the life of the small Christian community led by Father Hanna Jallouf more complicated. At the convents Association pro Terra Sancta has set up an emergency centre that deals with the regular distribution of food, medicines and medical expenses, vouchers to buy diesel fuel (for electricity), clothes and hygiene products.
Since November 2019, the clashes in the area have intensified and since then thousands of displaced people have poured into safer areas. To cope with the emergency, Association pro Terra Sancta has increased the operations of the centre by supporting hundreds of displaced people together with local families.
- Support to the primary needs of the village population
- Families helped by the emergency centre
Father Hanna’s Courage
Father Hanna says: “Every month we can give our families, around 260, basic necessities such as medicine and milk as well as vouchers to buy diesel for electricity and heating, clothes and school books. We have also organized a service to take children to school. Schools do not provide support for the Koran, Arabic, English and mathematics. We also give our students other study material but without the knowledge of the fundamentalist groups that control the area.
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