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502, 2021

Collaboration with Imam Sadr Foundation ( Sed El Bouchrieh)

By |February 5th, 2021|Categories: Activities, Beirut Explosion, Community Development|Tags: |

Four months after the Beirut blast, ASC, with the help of Imam Sadr Foundation, continued their work in affected areas and decided to help 14 families in a manner similar to what they had done before. We chose the families that needed the most help physically and psychologically. These families were located in Sed el Baouchrieh, and on the 7th of December, Imam Sadr Foundation visited the 14 families and, [...]

502, 2021

MHPSS for Children: Painting Self-Portraits for Discussion

By |February 5th, 2021|Categories: Child Protection, Health and Mental Health, Projects|

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) is a continuous project that includes activities enjoyed by children, such as painting self-portraits and discussing these portraits once finished. On the 16th of December, our social worker decided to let the children paint and get creative with the activity. While painting themselves, they started talking about their likes and dislikes, past experiences with their parents, and things that are on their minds. [...]

502, 2021

Christmas Event 2020: L’Orient Le Jour and USJ Donate Gifts for Children

By |February 5th, 2021|Categories: Activities, Livelihood|

Every year during Christmas, ASC spreads joy and happiness by distributing gifts to children inside and outside of the Assyrian community. This year was even more special since we received help from  L’Orient Le Jour and Université Saint-Joseph (USJ) in the form of 400 gifts donated for children. Volunteers were asked to pick up the gifts from the USJ campus in Beirut; 400 gifts were loaded and wrapped to [...]

502, 2021

ASC Continues to Distribute Food Coupons and Medication for 800 Families

By |February 5th, 2021|Categories: Activities, Health and Mental Health, Relief and Rehabilitation|Tags: |

The people of Lebanon have faced hard times since late 2019 with the start of the revolution, the rise of the dollar's price, and the devaluation of the Lebanese pound. Things were made worse by COVID-19 and subsequent lockdown measures. A lot of people found themselves out of work, without an income, while others maintained low-income jobs. The majority of people found it hard to adjust to the situation. [...]

1611, 2020

ASC Supports Children’s Mental Health with MHPSS Sessions

By |November 16th, 2020|Categories: Child Protection, Health and Mental Health, Projects|

MHPSS, also known as Mental Health and Psychological Support, is support that people receive to protect their mental health. We believe that children are the future, which is why ASC has been working with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) since 16 November 2020 to support children's mental health, especially that the struggles of many go unnoticed by parents. Our MHPSS project divides children into three groups according to their ages. [...]

411, 2020

Collaboration with Imam Sadr Foundation to Give Families Psychosocial Support after Beirut Blast

By |November 4th, 2020|Categories: Activities, Beirut Explosion, Community Development, Health and Mental Health|Tags: |

Continuous effort is needed when working with people that require special help and attention, which is especially true for many affected by the Beirut blast. For this reason, we combined our efforts with the Imam Sadr Foundation and chose four families in critical need of psychosocial support from a specialist. On November 4, 2020, a social worker from the foundation, with the help of a volunteer, went on house [...]

510, 2020

ASC Assesses Victims After Beirut Explosion Using HADS Scale

By |October 5th, 2020|Categories: Beirut Explosion, Health and Mental Health|

After the Beirut port explosion, we collaborated with the Imam Sadr Foundation to tend to some of its victims. On October 5 , 2020, we decided to contact needy families that were affected by the blast to help them. The help focused on psychosocial support and basic needs. We asked them a couple of questions to assess whether anyone was in need of psychological help. These questions are taken [...]

210, 2020

Beirut Blast Survivor States that Civil Organizations Discriminate and Provide Help to Lebanese as Priority

By |October 2nd, 2020|Categories: Beirut Explosion, Stories|Tags: |

M.I., Assyrian, 54, has no stable work. He's been living in Ashrafieh, Lebanon, since 2015 with his wife and son, aged 22, who is also unemployed. "I was sleeping in my bed when the explosion happened and thought it was all a dream. The lights started blinking fast, the house was shaking, and then out of nowhere the door flew to the other side of the room. Glass was [...]

210, 2020

With All the Civil Organizations Helping After the Beirut Explosion, Some People Still Feel Left Out

By |October 2nd, 2020|Categories: Beirut Explosion, Stories|Tags: |

N.D., 52, is living in Ashrafieh with her parents with no income. She receives money from her family abroad. "While I was in Sin El Fil, my parents were home when the blast happened. I was scared that something might have happened to them since they're old and can't protect themselves. I remember hearing people shouting, screaming, and panicking. I started crying thinking I lost the two people close [...]

210, 2020

Assyrians Fled from the Destruction Back Home to the Destruction of Beirut. “We just want to live in peace”

By |October 2nd, 2020|Categories: Beirut Explosion, Stories|Tags: |

Y.I., 44, Assyrian, is living with his wife and three children, aged 14, 13, and 3.5. They arrived in Lebanon in 2014. He is the only provider for his family and used to fix refrigerators for a living. Due to the bad economic situation in Lebanon, he lost this job and is now working as a concierge at a building in Ashrafieh for 650,000 LBP ($450) per month. His [...]

210, 2020

Escaping the Terror of the Homeland to the Destruction of Beirut

By |October 2nd, 2020|Categories: Beirut Explosion, Stories|Tags: |

We spoke to one of the survivors – K.Z., 27, Assyrian, married, and working as a concierge for 750,000 LBP. He's been living in Lebanon for almost one year and two months. The couple were in their house in Ashrafieh when the blast happened. "I thought a rocket had hit us at first. It felt like an earthquake; the whole building was shaking and was going to collapse over [...]

210, 2020

An Assyrian Living in Lebanon: The explosion Only Added to Our Misery. Dark Days Lie Ahead

By |October 2nd, 2020|Categories: Beirut Explosion, Stories|Tags: |

M.Y., Assyrian, 63, is the mother of 2 sons: the oldest is 38 and the youngest is 35 and works as a part-timer for half a salary due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Her sister also stays at her place from time to time. They've been in Lebanon for almost 20 years now. "I was with my sister at home the day the blast struck; we thought it was an [...]

210, 2020

An Assyrian Tells the Story of How He Survived the Beirut Blast, but is Finding it Hard to Survive the Aftermath

By |October 2nd, 2020|Categories: Beirut Explosion, Stories|Tags: |

K.C., Assyrian, works as a concierge. His wife helps him with some tasks, however, his eldest son, 24, was fired from his work when the Lebanese revolution started. He also has two daughters: one in grade 12 and another in grade 9. "When the blast happened, I was with my friend near my house. It was a very terrifying few minutes, everything was blurry. It felt as if there [...]

2309, 2020

Executive Assistant For Nonprofit Organization – Job Vacancy

By |September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Job Vacancies|

Submit your CV Duties + Responsibilities for Executive Assistant Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks for the Administrative Team including: - Managing an extremely active calendar of appointments. - Completing expense reports. - Composing and preparing correspondence that is sometimes confidential. - Arranging complex and detailed meetings, events, itineraries, and agendas. - Compiling documents for related meetings and events: plans, coordinates, and ensures that [...]

1608, 2020

Emergency Response – Food Basket Distribution and Damage Assessment in Ashrafieh, Beirut

By |August 16th, 2020|Categories: Beirut Explosion, News, Relief and Rehabilitation|Tags: |

Responding to the needs of our community members in Beirut after the catastrophic event of the explosion in the Beirut Port, our team of volunteers distributed on 10 and 11 August 2020, 75 food baskets in the Ashrafieh area that was directly affected by the explosion. In addition, another team visited the families who were directly affected by the blast. The team included a technician who can assess the [...]

1408, 2020

Emergency Response – Food Basket Distribution in Hadath, Baabda

By |August 14th, 2020|Categories: Beirut Explosion, News, Relief and Rehabilitation|Tags: |

Within the committee relief program and to meet the needs of our community, since the beginning of the economic crisis in Lebanon until the catastrophic event of the explosion in Beirut Port, our team of volunteers has distributed on 11 and 12 August 2020 120 food baskets in the Al Hadath area in Baabda Each package includes: 2 kg rice 2 kg bulgur 2 kg of sugar 2 kg flour [...]

1208, 2020

Emergency Response–Distribution of Medicine across Lebanon following the Beirut Explosion

By |August 12th, 2020|Categories: Health and Mental Health, News|Tags: |

During the month of August 2020, following the Beirut port explosion, ASC volunteers distributed medical aid to a total of 85 community members from across Lebanon. This aid was distributed in the form of medicine for chronic and incurable diseases. It came in response to the dire economic and health situation that was made worse by the explosion. Distribution timeline: On 12 August, aid was delivered to 21 people [...]

1005, 2020

The Attaché at the United Arab Emirates Embassy Delivers 100 Food Parcels in Aid

By |May 10th, 2020|Categories: News, Relief and Rehabilitation|

On Monday, May 11, 2020, one hundred food parcels were distributed by the parish of Mar Giwargis after receiving them from the Humanitarian and Development Affairs Attaché at the United Arab Emirates Embassy in Beirut. The aid was received in the presence of Chorbishop Yatron Koliana, the delegate of H.B. Mar Meelis Zaya, metropolitan of the Assyrian Church of the East’s Diocese of Australia, New Zealand, and Lebanon. Moreover, [...]

1604, 2020

The Distribution of 800 Parcels of Food and Cleaning Supplies During General Mobilization

By |April 16th, 2020|Categories: News, Relief and Rehabilitation|Tags: |

After the announcement of general mobilization in Lebanon in the beginning of March 2020, economic pressures mounted, affecting all segments of Lebanese society. Different associations took initiative as a result, including churches. Based on the situation, various parish committees attached to the Assyrian Church of the East in Lebanon decided to allocate food rations for parish families. So it was that ASC worked on allocating 800 parcels of food [...]

1805, 2018

ASC’s First Students, Graduates, and Specialists Seminar in Beirut, Lebanon

By |May 18th, 2018|Categories: Education, Events|

The Assyrian Church of the East Support Committee in Lebanon launched its first Students, Graduates, and Specialists Seminar on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the Hilton Hotel in Beirut. Sixty people participated in the program that aims to gather academics to work together in order to support the education and career of different groups within the community. Moreover, the program aims to link and develop their capacities in order [...]

104, 2017

Assyrian New Year AKITU 6767

By |April 1st, 2017|Categories: Events|

Assyrian New Year 6767-2017 – Beirut Organized by the Assyrian Church Of the East Youth – Lebanon, the Assyrian Support Committee, St. George Assyrian School Management and St. George Parish Committee, the Festival of the Assyrian New Year 6767 was celebrated in Sat 1/4/2017 at St. George School Field .   [su_carousel source="media: 914,913,912,911,910,909,908,901,902,903,904,905,906,907,894,895,896,897,899,900,890,891,892,893" link="lightbox" items="4" scroll="6" title="no" centered="no"]

1703, 2017

ASC Helped Organize a Lecture Titled, “Assyrians: Cradle of Civilization between Present Injustices and Future Challenges”

By |March 17th, 2017|Categories: Awareness, Events, National Heritage|

On March 17, 2017, the lecture "Assyrians: Cradle of Civilization between Present Injustices and Future Challenges" was given by Archimandrite Emanuel Youkhana at Balamand University in Ashrafieh, Beirut. The lecture was organized by the Institute for Development, Research, Advocacy and Applied Care (IDRAAC) in collaboration with the Assyrian Church of the East, and was supported by the French Embassy in Lebanon. It focused on Assyrian history across time and [...]

1201, 2017

The Distribution of Certificates for the Completion of English Class

By |January 12th, 2017|Categories: Education, News|

The International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) and Assyrian Support Committee (ASC) distributed certificates of completion to the students of the first stage English class, which was supervised by English teacher, Mr. Anton Alexan. The distribution was attended by Chorbishop Yatron Koliana along with some members of the IOCC and ASC. The chorbishop thanked the students and their teacher for their efforts, as well as IOCC and ASC for their [...]

1612, 2016

Children Friendly Space

By |December 16th, 2016|Categories: Projects|

The Assyrian support committee (ASC) with cooperation of (WINGS OF HOPE & AVSI)  organized didactic , educational, Entertaining  project  for children in age between 6  to 14 years in two shifts morning and evening. [su_carousel source="media: 822,821,820,819,818,817" link="lightbox" items="4" scroll="6" title="no" centered="no"]

1205, 2016

Future Vision

By |May 12th, 2016|Categories: Timeline|

The Assyrian Support Committee members look forward to over-come this critical stage in the life of every Assyrian living in Lebanon. On the other hand, in spite of the big responsibility that entrusted to the committee, we are looking forward to providing a better future to our Assyrian community in the east starting from Lebanon. We look forward to overcome the recent happenings by sticking together and increasing our group [...]

1211, 2012

Applied Steps in Figures and Statistics

By |November 12th, 2012|Categories: Timeline|

It was inevitable at the beginning of this stage to work on two levels; material support of the committee and possessing accurate statistics of the Assyrian refugees in Lebanon. Thus started a parallel work on these points. As for foundation there were a lot of supporters; besides H.B Mar Meelis Zaya who donated in the name of Rabn Hermiz Parish in Sydney, the Assyrian National Council “Metwa” and Sign of [...]




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