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DEDICATED TO DONALD TRUMP AND THE
30 U.S. GOVERNORS WHO . . .
DR DAVID CLEVELAND  
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THIS PAGE IS DEDICATED TO DONALD TRUMP AND THE
30 U.S. GOVERNORS WHO
ARE SAYING, "WE DON'T WANT SYRIAN AND OTHER
MIGRANTS IN  OUR STATES".


The U.S., at one time, we were all Migrants.

Lesvos Greece, Macedonia, Germany and France. Providing Hope and loving
support through safety; food; water; clothing; shelter; First-Aid and assisting
where and how we are needed. We are providing equipment and filming to the
U.N. and to document the needs of these fellow Humans.


With their homes reduced to rubble, thousands of children have died as

violence rocked Syria for five years.

The mental challenges that affect the refugees fleeing these dangers - leaving

their belongings and memories behind as they attempt to at rebuild their lives

elsewhere – have taken a heavy toll.

One Syrian refugee says she is reaching breaking point. She lost four of her 14

children during a shelling attack on Aleppo that destroyed their house. She took

her family to Damascus, but the bombing still makes for a dangerous life for her

and her children.

"I don't know how I have coped,” the woman – who went by the name of al-Sahira

– told the UN’s refugee agency (UNHCR). "I spend a lot of time just sitting at home

and looking at pictures of my dead children - I feel that I must speak to someone

and tell them what I've been through.”

According to the UNHCR, anxiety, stress and depression are the most common

psychological disorders refugees tackle after fleeing their war-torn country.

“The crisis has had a deep psychological effect on people, but this is a perfectly

normal reaction to an abnormal situation,” said Nahla, a psychologist who heads

up the mental health and psychosocial support department of the UNHCR-funded Poly-

Clinic, in a UNHCR press release.

Al-Sahira is only one of thousands of refugees that have been trying to endure the

mental distress that comes with living through the war. Nahla and her department

treat 400-500 patients per month.

“In general, experiences of displacement due to armed conflict put significant psychological

and social stress on individuals, families and communities,” Project coordinator at Restart,

an NGO active in the field of rehabilitation of victims of

torture and violence, told Al Arabiya English.

“These traumas are difficult to overcome and lead to psychological and/or physical disorders,”

Rita Slim continued.

Five years have passed since the Syrian civil war started, and yet the end seems

far from close. Over 4.7 million refugees are predicted to be registered by the end

of 2016, with already 4.3 million scattered in neighboring countries.

15 to 20 percent of people caught up in a crises such as war tend to suffer from psychological

disorders, thus roughly 200,000 Syrian refugees residing in Lebanon

could be affected, estimates the World Health Organization, WHO.

Most of these migrants don’t have access to treatments for psychological or medical

care, although many organizations have attempted to tackle the issue – such as

medical start-up ‘What’s Up Doc,’ as well as ‘NaTakallam,’ an internet initiative that

gives refugees a paying job to become an Arabic tutor.

“Support has been through NGOs working together with the Ministry of Public

Health who provide consultations and medications free of charge,” UNHCR

spokesperson Lisa Abou Khaled told Al Arabiya English.

“Through supported Primary Health Care centers in Lebanon and some specialist

Mental Health Centers, UNHCR works with three partner organizations in providing

mental health care and treatment to Syrian refugees.”

Lebanon is a country that has amassed more than one million refugees, a quarter

of its population already. The country is attempting to hold its own weight and

limited resources, let alone the refugee crisis, as it has been going through its

political turmoil, as well as social crises that have left rivers of trash.

"The dire living conditions refugees find themselves, in Lebanon, for example, do

not allow for the normal healing processes to happen. Their living conditions are

not fit to allow them to overcome their grief,” MSF Mental Health Activity Manager,

Rima Makki, told Al Arabiya English.

“Since everyone is dealing with so much stress, promiscuity and interpersonal

problems abound as the management of frustrations becomes more and more

difficult."

A NGO named Restart tackles such socio-economic challenges Syrian refugees face

in host countries, where laws often make it difficult for them to adapt to their new surroundings, Slim said.

While most of this trauma is sparked by the war, the migration process is also a big
factor leading to psychological disorders among refugees, a professor at the

department of psychology at Istanbul Sehir University, Ceren Acarturk, told Al

Arabiya English.

“How the host population accept them is important for Syrians,” Acarturk said.

“Language barriers and the lack psychologists or psychiatrists for those [refugees]”

were the main reasons behind further distress.


THIS MAN AND HIS WIFE WENT FOR A WALK TO GIVE SOME FOOD
AWAY TO MIGRANTS. THEY RETURNED WITH 22 MIGRANTS, AND NOW SLEEP ON
THEIR OWN COUCH. THIS IS LOVE AND HELP AT THE SAME TIME. WE CAN ACT THE SAME WAY!



Reuters, 21/03 19:31 CET

By Phoebe Fronista

EVROPOS, Greece (Reuters) – A Greek family opened its home to two

Syrian migrant families last week, moved by the plight of thousands who

have fled a five-year war for the security of Europe and are stranded.

As soon as Dimitris Spiridis arrived with a huge bag of croissants to hand

out to

migrants living in a sprawling border camp at Idomeni, he decided that he needed

to do more to help.

“There was rain and fog. The only thing you could hear at eight in the

morning was

tears and coughing,” he said.

“I lost it. All the tents were soaked, all their clothes were soaked. Mud, humidity and tears, nothing else.

"Are we or aren’t we Christians?” Spiridis asked Reuters

Television.

The 50-year-old used to work as a cook in Switzerland and has been

back in Greece
for five years, where, like so many in the recession-hit country, he has

been unable

to find a job and helps out in the family bakery.

He and his wife Maria live about half an hour’s drive from Idomeni, in

the small village of Evropos.

Now they have one Syrian family in a small attic apartment and another

family with three children are staying in their bedroom. The couple now

sleep on the couch in
their living room.

Spiridis said he would house the families as long as necessary. “So,

we are all living downstairs together. One big family, 22 people in total.

It’s fine,” he said.

More than 50,000 refugees and migrants are living in Greece and more

are arriving despite a deal agreed by the EU and Turkey on Friday

intended to halt illegal

migration flows to Europe.

Under the pact, Ankara would take back all migrants and refugees,

including

Syrians, who cross to Greece from March 20 and whose asylum

applications are

rejected. In return, the EU would take in thousands of Syrian refugees

directly from Turkey and make financial and political concessions to

Ankara.

“I want Europe if it can, and I know it can, to accept these families from

Syria, a

place that has been destroyed, and for these families to be reconnected

with their relatives,” Spiridis said.

(Editing by Louise Ireland)