AMAA’s “Syria LifeLine” Relocates 113 Syrian Armenians to the Homeland

In the fall of 2015, the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA), as part of its Syria Relief efforts, established the Syria LifeLine program to help willing individuals and families who are victims of the war in Syria to resettle in Armenia. These families had little or no money. The AMAA provided them with all the financial and logistical assistance for ground transportation to Lebanon and subsequently a flight to the safety of the Homeland. To date, through AMAA’s Syria LifeLine, 113 Syrian Armenians have arrived at Zvartnots Airport in Yerevan, where they were welcomed by AMAA-Armenia staff and social workers and escorted to temporary homes and shelters.

AMAA’s Syria Relief efforts are directed to four areas:

  • Aid to those who wish to stay in Syria and need assistance
  • In conjunction with Armenian Evangelical churches in the communities, aid to those who have found refuge outside the borders of Syria, such as Lebanon and Canada
  • Help to those who are forced to leave Syria and willfully wish to relocate in the Homeland
  • Help settle all those who have arrived in the Homeland.

AMAA’s Relief Programs in Syria provide:

  • Food, water, heating and other basic necessities
  • Medical assistance
  • Educational assistance
  • Resettlement in Armenia

AMAA’s Relief Programs in Armenia provide:

  • Temporary housing and rent subsidies
  • Medical and Dental assistance
  • Provisions
  • Infant formula
  • Counseling
  • Entrepreneurship training and job placement support
We must not forget them.
We pray that you will come to their aid and continue living the joy of giving.  Your caring gift, no matter how large or small, will help provide much needed relief to these families who have undergone so much suffering and unrest.  They are also in need of your daily prayers.
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