Evening will jointly benefit "Medecins Sans Frontieres" (Doctors Without Borders) and Cries from Syria Impact Campaign. Tax-deductible donations will help provide critical medical care and raise awareness about the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria.

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HELP THE VICTIMS OF THE SYRIAN WAR! Hope for Syria Fundraiser October 24, 2017 Hosted by Dr. Hooman Khorasani

Before watching Cries From Syria, many of us had very little knowledge or a real understanding of the genesis of the crisis in Syria, or of the daily horrors Syrians were experiencing. We have heard of the millions of refugees and displaced people fleeing the country and also read stories about the government bombing rebels in Aleppo.

By the end of the film, you learn how the crisis started and whom the "rebels" turned out to be - ordinary civilians who had taken to the streets to peacefully protest the brutal torture and killing of their children. Throughout the film, you witness how these civilians' lives were changed by the war and by the brutality perpetrated against them, by their own government, for exercising their most basic human rights.

The war is far from over and the statistics are staggering: Aleppo has fallen, there are more than 5 million refugees in the Middle East fighting to survive, and 13.5 million people in Syria are still in desperate need of humanitarian aid, with two-thirds of them being women and children. Syrian refugees want to go home but their choices are risky and grim: they can be tortured or die in government prisons, be captured by ISIS, or be killed by bombs dropped from Russian planes.

Together, we can help the Syrian people in the following ways: domestic and international screenings of Cries From Syria to educate the global public about the tragedy that has befallen the people of Syria for the last six years and by getting humanitarian aid to the refugees and those who remain trapped in besieged cities and towns.

Hope can prevail over darkness. Human dignity can be restored. Families can stop fleeing violence and eventually return home. But it's up to all of us to work together and help secure and protect the human rights of the people of Syria through your support of our campaign.

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