SYRIAN WAR – Refugee’s School Support
Bekaa Valley, (camp in Lebanon), Syria
Inti Raymi Fund and the Homs Refugee Camp in Syria
The Inti Raymi Fund provided $25,000 in financial support for education and survival tools for roughly 325 war refugees primarily from Homs, Syria. There are currently 65 Children attending this make shift school until the Lebanese Government makes the decision to build a permanent structure. The school is in a Lebanese camp in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon.
Is it possible that the Middle East Wars are not driven by religion as the government wants you to believe, but are simply driven by greed?
Our extensive research indicates that Israel, United States, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Russia, and many other countries are playing a big role in the rapid decay of the Middle East. It also appears that the USA interest would prefer that everyone stay busy fighting wars in Middle East so they don’t venture elsewhere and cause trouble.
In a broad summary: the wealthy and powerful of every country in conflict appear to be funding and supplying arms to varying sides of these wars depending upon their agendas for financial gains, be it from Oil Industry Sales, Military Weapons Sales and/or future promises made. As a consequence, the homes of millions and millions of innocent men, women and children have been destroyed, forcing them to flee the homelands they have occupied for generations to seek sanctuary in any country that will accept them. Unfortunately, more times than not, these USAID supported tent cities established for temporary relief go from “month-to-month” stays into a permanent relocation. Such is the case in The West Bank and Gaza Strip, Israel, where millions were relocated after the 1948 Land Grab and still live in squalid conditions rife with apartheid & genocide. One must consider: do these leaders intentionally “purge” a population of disgruntled citizens from their regions through wars, knowing this will quell the complaints against them?
Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq have all graciously received millions of displaced refugees from the Syrian War alone. As we were in the field doing our projects, the Iraq War with ISIS started, which is simply exacerbating what already is a horrific problem for those concerned for humanitarian issues.
To illustrate the disastrous affects this refugee situation has on regions, consider this: Lebanon’s relatively healthy economy, with an educated population of roughly 4 million people, has, over the past several years, accepted approximately 2 million refugees to their country. It is too easy to overlook the emotional, physical and financial burden this places on the Lebanese themselves and on the government to provide social services, like water and sewer, streets, medical aid and education. Currently, well water levels are running dangerously low in Lebanon, and this influx of 2 million new inhabitants is exacerbating the situation. Crime has increased; inflation of food prices and the shortage of goods are a constant problem for the Lebanese people. I must note that the Lebanese people I met were amazingly hospitable and gracious to the refugees; especially given their own pain in dealing with the difficulties caused in their own lives by their arrival.
Remember: 99.9% of these unfortunate people had nothing to do with these wars. They are all the sad collateral damage of those in power who refuse to share. We have met with, and discussed with thousands of people in many countries, ethnicities and religions, and have come to the conclusion that greed and hatred are to blame for this turmoil. It is NOT RELIGION.
What we find, over and over again is this:
When a business person makes money, all he wants next is to make more money. When a person comes into power, whether it is religious or political power, all he wants is more power and to appropriate for himself any foreign aid coming into his country. Historically, this is simply the same story repeating itself over and over again. The leadership and ruling parties of every country govern with an iron fist and their people remain disenfranchised. Those who are so deserving and are an integral part of their country and culture struggle to sustain themselves. Money for public works “disappears” over and over again, taxes rise, services and infrastructure decline and everyone wonders why? Then news arrives that the ruling leaders’ bank accounts are “chock full” of money, and the country is broke. The people then initiate a revolt, many are killed….. the process goes the same way, century after century, over and over and over …..and yet we expect a change.
Unfortunately, the end result is a huge, disproportionate population of uneducated and poor people living all over the world in underdeveloped and developed countries who are completely disenfranchised. If they voice their disgruntlement by protesting the injustices, those in power simply call in their military with their foreign-made weapons to quell troublemakers. The whole world watches but really does nothing.
We can all change this.
Start Date: July, 2014
Completion Date: July, 2014
Funded so far: $25,000 USD
Total Project: $25,000 USD
Lives Affected: 325
Syrians & Lebanese Team all working together to help those affected by War