Syriac Cross hosts Christmas festivities for children of North and East Syria

NORTH AND EAST SYRIA — For the sixth year in a row, Syriac Cross organized a series of Christmas and New Year’s festivities for the children of Zalin (Qamishli), Dayrik (Al-Malikiyah), Qabre Hewore (Al-Qahtaniyah), and Hasakah in North and East Syria.

According to Syriac Cross Vice President Malek Hanna, the festivities were held in cooperation with the Shlomo Organization and with support of the Ritz Organization.

“Several institutions participated in the implementation of the festivities, including the Syriac Women’s Union, the Syriac Cultural Association, and the Syriac Youth Union,” said Hanna, adding that there were a “limited number of attendees due to coronavirus pandemic.”

Hanna expressed his hope that the new year would bring security and peace to the regions of North and East Syria, in addition to ending the coronavirus pandemic, which negatively affected social ties between people.

Syriac Cross is established in Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, and the US. It raises funds and collects supplies for countries with a Syriac presence, namely Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon.