Syria Appeal: Sakina's Wish

Poverty in Syria by the Numbers

7 million

children in Syria suffer from hunger


of children in Syria live in poverty


of children in Syria do not have access to education

This March, the Ladies Nudba Group in Toronto will be volunteering with NASIMCO to go to Damascus, Syria. They will buy aid locally, including food, medicine, and educational supplies. Our volunteers will distribute this with their own hands to orphans, widows and needy families and will be going to Syria at their own expense. 

We can all be part of this important journey by donating generously. Every dollar will help our volunteers buy supplies and help those who are really in need. For the same price as a cup of coffee; you can make a big difference in someone's life. 

All aid will be distributed in the Syeda Zainab area. This trip will not only provide immediate relief but will also have the added benefit of supporting the local economy. NASIMCO realizes the shopkeepers in Damascus also have families to feed and together, we can also help rebuild the shattered economy.

In the name of the young orphan, Bibi Sakina, (Sayeda Roqayya), who was martyred in Damascus, let us help those orphans who are in need today in the same land which is blessed by her and Sayeda Zainab (AS).

Volunteer in Syria

NASIMCO has a fact-finding team on the ground currently surveying needs. The emergency aid we will purchase and distribute locally will include propane gas cylinders for cooking, water for consumption, kerosene oil and heaters, blankets, school supplies, sports equipment, refrigerators, utensils, carpets, clothes, baby formula, medicine and food packages with non-perishable rations.

Volunteers will be spending 5 days in Damascus, Syria. If you wish to join the team, please send your current Canadian passport to along with a brief statement as to why you wish to volunteer with NASIMCO in Syria. 

Please be advised that volunteers will be personally distributing this aid and should be able to carry 25lbs.  Your Canadian passport needs to be valid until at least October 2018 to participate. Please note, this opportunity is only open to Canadian passport holders that live in Canada. 

In addition to spending 5 days in Damascus, volunteers will also have the opportunity to spend 2, 6 or 11 nights in Iraq for Ziyarat to the Holy shrines in Karbala and Najaf. 

If you would like to know about this opportunity, please contact the Secretariat by phone at 905 763 7512.

The cost for the base package is $2690* USD, this includes 5 days in Syria and 2 days in Najaf.

*Subject to change