Why I am running the marathon for INARA

Why I am running the marathon for INARA

Amanda Ellis is running the London Marathon for us in a few weeks. In this blog she talks about what made her choose to do it for INARA.

"When I saw pictures in the media of Homs, in Syria, a city literally reduced to rubble, I thought how I, as a parent myself, would feel if my child totally lost anything resembling a childhood. No basics, such as electricity and clean water, but also no school, no play and, most of all, no respite from the constant fear of being bombed."

To bear witness

To bear witness

Actor Thomas Sadoski has long followed our work at INARA. In this blog, he talks about why he wants to encourage people to support us.

"Coming from communities left shattered or in the process of being torn apart at the seams and then directly subjected to the horrors of conflict and war it is nearly impossible to imagine that a child could or would ever smile again. And yet this is exactly what you see from the children INARA are working with."

From suffering to strength: the women we work with

From suffering to strength: the women we work with

Layal is our Senior Caseworker. On International Women’s Day, she’s written about the women that have inspired her, and the incredible women that she has met whilst working at INARA.

"I was sat in the doctor’s office whilst Fatima was getting her latest check up. Fatima was screaming in pain, as blood gushed out of her hands. Her mother, Nafla, rubbed Fatima’s back, and reassured her that everything was going to be ok. She turned to me and looked me in the eye, and I could see her fear. Her daughter never saw that. It was just me."