Video: Water Well Project

The aim was clear and specific: to buy some equipment for drilling and running a water well in the town of  Al Atareb in the Aleppo province in collaboration with the Local Revolutionary Council.

Like other cities, Al Atareb town was subjected to shelling by the Syrian regime.  Shelling with all kinds of weapons including artillery and warplanes has severely damaged the town’s water supply network leading to a complete cutoff of water supplies to the town except for a few areas that were not shelled; also the water tanks were hit by bullets and are no longer able to hold water.

The town has a population of 28.693 people. The number of displaced people reached 8 – 10 thousand after the Syrian regime attacked the northern areas of the Aleppo province as well as the northern areas of Hama province.

Eighty five percent of Atareb’s population gets water two or three days per week. Atareb’s water supply  is divided in three parts: water supplies arrive in the southern area for three days, in its northern area for three days and in the higher area for one day. Three days are not enough to meet the people’s need for water.

(1 U.S. dollar = 200 Syrian pounds on 20/06/2013)

The cost of a new water well project is between 7 and 8 million Syrian pounds ($35,000 – $40,000) as the prices are rising, the rest of support to the project can be in the form of active work or through other supporters.

The new water well is drilled in a high area in order to improve the water situation in the town.

The Local Revolutionary Council of Al Atareb received the amount of $ 8100 which has been spent to drill the water well in Atareb.  Theamount was distributed as follows:

300,000 Syrian pounds ($ 1,500): price of the electricity cable

600,000 Syrian pounds ($ 3,000) price of pipes

400,000 Syrian pounds ($ 2,000) price of an electricity generator

350,000 Syrian pounds ($ 1,750) reward for the drilling of a well 300 meters deep

The well was a success but our mission is not over.  After seeing women and children living in conditions that can only be defined as subhuman on the way back and during our passage through the Atmeh refugee camp on the Syrian – Turkish border.

Video: Syrians Facing Harassment in Egypt

Sign and Share the petition to Stop Harassment of Syrians in Egypt

Mahmoud is a 9 year old boy whose friends in Egypt have stopped playing with him because he is Syrian. It’s due to a xenophobic campaign, contributed to by the media and the new government, that is being waged against Syrians in Egypt. Syrian children are being arrested and students don’t know if they’ll be allowed into schools this year. On top of that, hundreds are being turned away at the airports.

Syrians are being made scapegoats for Egypt’s domestic troubles.

http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/wqf_ltdt_l_lswryyn_fy_mSr_End_the_harassment_of_Syrians_in_Egypt/?twi

The humiliation and degradation began after the events of June 30. New laws now demand priorly obtained visas from an Egyptian embassy and security checks. Before June 30, Syrians could easily use Egypt as a safe haven without visa restraints.

http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/wqf_ltdt_l_lswryyn_fy_mSr_End_the_harassment_of_Syrians_in_Egypt/?twi

Along with the new laws, Egyptian authorities have arbitrarily arrested at least 72 men and 9 children including registered asylum seekers and at least nine people with valid visas or residency permits

The interim government and the Egyptian authorities must immediately cease using Syrian civilians as pawns in Egypt’s internal politics. Please sign and share this petition.

http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/wqf_ltdt_l_lswryyn_fy_mSr_End_the_harassment_of_Syrians_in_Egypt/?twi

We demand:

1 – An immediate end to the detainment of Syrian children and the release of any children in detention

2 – The immediate release of Syrian detainees and a swift halt to their arbitrary detainment

3 – Simplified residency application procedures for Syrians

4 – A reversal of new visa and security restraints placed on Syrians entering Egypt

5 – Safe and humane treatment for Syrians in the process of official document renewal

6 – The admission of Syrian students to public schools and universities and equal treatment with Egyptian students

7- Immediate investigation into media presenters who participated in incitement against Syrians

 http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/wqf_ltdt_l_lswryyn_fy_mSr_End_the_harassment_of_Syrians_in_Egypt/?twi

End the harassment of Syrians in Egypt

End harassment of Syrians in Egypt

End harassment of Syrians in Egypt

Mahmoud is a 9 year old boy whose friends in Egypt have stopped playing with him because he is Syrian. It’s due to a xenophobic campaign, contributed to by the media and the new government, that is being waged against Syrians in Egypt. Syrian children are being arrested and students don’t know if they’ll be allowed into schools this year. On top of that, hundreds are being turned away at the airports.

Syrians are being made scapegoats for Egypt’s domestic troubles.

http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/wqf_ltdt_l_lswryyn_fy_mSr_End_the_harassment_of_Syrians_in_Egypt/?twi

The humiliation and degradation began after the events of June 30. New laws now demand priorly obtained visas from an Egyptian embassy and security checks. Before June 30, Syrians could easily use Egypt as a safe haven without visa restraints.

http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/wqf_ltdt_l_lswryyn_fy_mSr_End_the_harassment_of_Syrians_in_Egypt/?twi

Along with the new laws, Egyptian authorities have arbitrarily arrested at least 72 men and 9 children including registered asylum seekers and at least nine people with valid visas or residency permits

The interim government and the Egyptian authorities must immediately cease using Syrian civilians as pawns in Egypt’s internal politics. Please sign and share this petition.

http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/wqf_ltdt_l_lswryyn_fy_mSr_End_the_harassment_of_Syrians_in_Egypt/?twi

We demand:

1 – An immediate end to the detainment of Syrian children and the release of any children in detention

2 – The immediate release of Syrian detainees and a swift halt to their arbitrary detainment

3 – Simplified residency application procedures for Syrians

4 – A reversal of new visa and security restraints placed on Syrians entering Egypt

5 – Safe and humane treatment for Syrians in the process of official document renewal

6 – The admission of Syrian students to public schools and universities and equal treatment with Egyptian students

7- Immediate investigation into media presenters who participated in incitement against Syrians

 http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/wqf_ltdt_l_lswryyn_fy_mSr_End_the_harassment_of_Syrians_in_Egypt/?twi