“The Sabra and Shatila massacre represents the lack of justice in this world. It is not the only crime that has occurred with international silence against us in this country. Israel has continued to attack us since 1948, but we will not silence our right and we will make our voice heard”
“Today, AMEL is preparing to open a documentation center – in partnership with the Beit Atfal Al-Samoud and the Committee “not to forget Sabra, Shatila, and the right of return”, which will collect the testimonies and memories of the survivors and their children and everyone who suffered the massacre, in order to document and communicate with local and international human rights stakeholders. The issue is at the forefront of humanity triumphing over injustice and the blackout that is practiced against many of the crimes that are occurring on a daily basis in our region under international silience”.
With this announcement Dr. Kamel Mohanna, President of Amel International Association, welcomed the international delegation who visits Beirut every year to commemorate the 37 year memorial of Sabra & Shatila massacre, in the presence of Mr. Qassem Aina, Coordinator of the activities of the Committee “ Not to forget Sabra and Shatila and the Right of Return” in Lebanon.
Mr. Qasim Aina thanked Amel for its humanitarian and social efforts, especially in its eagerness to revive the Palestinian cause and defend the rights of the Palestinian people.
The delegation tour started with a visit to Al-Khyiam detention center and then to Amel Development – Health Center, which has been serving the people of the region for more than 40 years, throughout different programs including: primary health care, vocational training, and female empowerment.
The second stop was at Sarda ITS for displaced Syrians, which includes about 150 displaced families. The delegation discussed with the refugees their conditions, and listened to a patient about the activities of Amel’s mobile medical unit that provides care and services for the most vulnerable people, in addition to the mobile education bus which contributes to the delivery of education to Syrian children in the marginalized camps who are in need of after school support or have no access to education.
The tour concluded with a lunch on the Hasbani River, where a speech of thanks from Dr. Mohanna focused on the importance of humanitarian efforts in advocating for just causes, highlighting the role of the international stakeholders to overcome the racist approach that prevails in the world against refugees and migrants.