Joint Resolution Announced Affirming the Work of Operation Good Neighbor

Joint Resolution Announced Affirming the Work of Operation Good Neighbor Lankford, Casey, Mast, and Sherman Introduce Resolution Supporting Israel’s Humanitarian Aid Efforts in Syria Last week as part of a bi-partisan effort, Senators James Lankford (R. OK.) and Senator Bob Casey (D. PA.) on the Senate side, and Representatives Brian Mast (R.FL.) and Brad Sherman (D.CA.) in the House, introduced a Joint Resolution reaffirming the unique collaboration among United States nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to deliver humanitarian assistance to Syrians. As is noted in the Resolution, the Syrian war has continued for eight years during which time, 14 million

Women’s Health in Syria: An American Imperative

Women’s Health in Syria: An American Imperative Since the beginning of the Syrian civil war, hospitals and health-care workers have been actively targeted as a means of breaking the will of the opposition. The perpetration of crimes of war on innocent civilians in Syria is anything but news. What is news is that the regime and its proxies seem to be attacking women’s healthcare in particular. The news site “Syria Deeply” has gathered data and mapped attacks on facilities that provide maternity and OB/GYN services. Between 2011-2016, there were at least 320 documented attacks against facilities providing medical care for women. With these attacks — coupled with a coordinated campaign of gende

MFA Kicks Off Women’s Relief Program with Packing Event

MFA Kicks Off Women’s Relief Program with Community-Action Packing Event This past Sunday, April 7th, 2019 more than 135 volunteers of different faiths and backgrounds gathered together at Brotherhood Synagogue near Gramercy Park to help Multifaith Alliance launch its latest initiative, the Women's Relief Program. Volunteers from around the metropolitan area came together to pack 1,000 backpacks of women’s health and hygiene supplies for a container that will be sent to northern Syria this spring. MFA’s Women’s Relief Program stems from the Assad Regime’s deliberate targeting of the medical infrastructure in Syria. This disruption of Syria’s healthcare system has had a disastrous impact on t

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