Syrian woman to share about emergency food assistance work during trip to Manitoba and Nova Scotia

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Rahaf Abdo will be in Manitoba and Nova Scotia this month sharing about life in Syria during the civil war and how Canadians are helping make a difference. (Photo: MCC Canada)

People in Manitoba and Nova Scotia will get the opportunity to hear firsthand how emergency food is being distributed in Syria.

Rahaf Abdo will be visiting Manitoba and Nova Scotia this month to share what life is like in Syria during the civil war and how Canadians are helping make a difference.

Several years ago, Rahaf gave up her position as a lecturer in the engineering department of her local university to distribute food boxes and cash supplements as a full-time volunteer.

Now, she is the project coordinator for a food distribution project through FDCD, a local Syrian partner of Foodgrains Bank member Mennonite Central Committee Canada.

The war in Syria is continuing into its eighth year, causing destruction and suffering with little regard for human life. Thirteen million Syrians are in need of humanitarian assistance, and 5.4 million are facing hunger.

Through FDCD, the Foodgrains Bank and MCC are providing war-displaced households with monthly food baskets of rice, bulgur, spaghetti, chickpeas, lentils, vegetable oil, olive oil, sugar, salt, canned meat, tea and tomato sauce.

Learn more about this work from Rahaf at a presentation near you!

October 9, 2018
Altona, Manitoba
7 p.m.
Seeds Church, 116 Main Street, R0G 0B1
Register or find out more information here.

October 11, 2018
Steinbach, Manitoba
9:30 a.m.
Grace Mennonite Church, 430 Third St, R5G 0K5
RSVP to Gordon Janzen at manitoba@foodgrainsbank.ca

October 11, 2018
Winnipeg, Manitoba
7 p.m.
Sam’s Place, 159 Henderson Hwy, R3R 2C1
Register or find out more information here.

October 16, 2018
Truro, Nova Scotia
6 p.m. Ration meal, 7 p.m. Presentation begins
Immanuel Baptist Church, 295 Young St, B2N 3Y4
RSVP to Brenda Leenders at 902-893-4197