Syria – A first-aider’s point of view

Abood Hamad arrived in Montreal from Syria 1 1/2 years ago. He has a Masters degree in International Humanitarian Law and worked as a first-aider and first aid trainer with the Syrian Red Crescent and UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees). That gave him the opportunity to see a reality not shown by international media.

Abood will discuss misconceptions and propaganda vs. reality with regard to Syrians and the Syrian war, and he will also talk about the children of Syria, and Syria’s future.

  • Service Leader: Rev. Heather Fraser Fawcett
  • Musician: Kerry-Anne Kutz
  • Chalice Lighter: Isabella Gavanski
  • Hospitality: TBC

PLEASE NOTE: Abood is trying to raise funds for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs to help, in his words, “Because there are still thousands of children in Syria sleeping outside at night and they feel cold, and because it is the responsibility of humanity to help them, I would like to finish the presentation by collecting funds for winter clothes for the children of Syria.” Cash or on-line donations would be most welcome.


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