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Huda Madani (left) and Rosangela Jarjour MCC photo by Sarah Adams

Huda Madani (left) and Rosangela Jarjour MCC photo by Sarah Adams

Helping hands at work in Syria

May 30, 2013

Huda Madani started to work with Syrians who came to her small Syrian village last year after they were forced to leave their homes by the armed conflict.

Madani  shared what she had, from milk to her own house. She also worked her connections to find help for her new neighbors. Eventually she and MCC connected through MCC's partner, the Fellowship of Middle East Evangelical Churches (FMEEC). MCC provided funds to help buy blankets and food.

"It's a great demonstration of how MCC comes along to join with people who are already giving so much of themselves and their own resources," said Sarah Adams, MCC representative for Syria and Lebanon. Madani is now caring for more than 1,500 internally displaced people, with support from MCC and FMEEC.

Here are some of Huda’s stories, with translation and contributions by Rosangela Jarjour, the general secretary of FMEEC.

The story of two sisters: Two women on the run after their home was bombed arrive in Huda’s village and find Madani's compassionate reception.

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The story of a mother and newborn baby: A 35-year-old mother who lost her home and just gave birth to a baby girl comes to Madani for help.

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The story of end of life: People displaced by the conflict in Syria need food, shelter and medicine. But Madani is also dealing with another challenge.

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