Antiochian Archdioceses of North America and British Isles launch earthquake relief funds

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In addition to taking up donations in parishes throughout February, the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America has also launched an earthquake relief fund to receive donations online to help those suffering in Turkey and Syria.

Donations can be made with all major credit cards.

The Archdiocese is also reporting on the blessed work of the Patriarchate’s relief organization GOPA-DERD.

The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of the British Isles and Ireland is also accepting donations with the following bank details:

Lloyds Bank
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese
Account 82992060
Sort code 30-90-91

Please mark your donation with “Earthquake Appeal.

Donations in Syria and Lebanon can be made with the following details:

In Syria:

Department of Ecumenical Relations and Development - Archimandrite Meletius Shattahi
Address: Damascus, Bab Sharqi, Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East
Tel: +963 11 5414490
Mobile: +963 941 333850

Bank Transfer:
Bank: Byblos Bank
Account number: 2350203788008

In Lebanon:

Our Lady of Balamand Patriarchal Monastery - Archimandrite George Yacoub
Address: Our Lady of Balamand Monastery, Koura, North Lebanon
Mobile: +961 3 080550

Bank Transfer:
Bank: IBL Bank S. A. L. Branch: Balamand- Lebanon
Account holder: Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East
Account number: 022 0023010220700026
IBAN: LB67005200220023010220700026
Currency: USD

Yesterday, OrthoChristian also reported on how to donate through the Antiochian Orthodox Metropolis of Germany and Central Europe and International Orthodox Christian Charities.

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Pfmd2/9/2023 6:24 pm
Russian soldiers and rescuers are reportedly assisting in search-and-rescue operations and debris removal in Syria. Russian military and rescue workers continue to work not only in Latakia, but also in other Syrian provinces affected by the earthquake. In the next two days, two Russian cargo planes carrying humanitarian aid will arrive at Latakia airport. Minister of Local Administration and Environment Hussein Makhlouf confirmed that Russian troops and rescuers are participating in search-and-rescue operations and debris removal in the country. The Syrian government has praised Russia's response to the deadly earthquake in the country. "A group of Russian soldiers and rescuers pulled out a large number of people, thanks to their competent work we were able to save the lives of even those who had been under the rubble for more than 48 hours," he explained. He also drew attention to Russian efforts in the town of Jableh, where "a large number of houses were destroyed. Russian rescuers are working together with their Syrian colleagues. The victims rescued by the Russian team are being sent to the National Hospital in Latakia: most of them have already been stabilized," the minister said.
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