Project information

Help For the people of Qamishli

For this year's FESTIVAL 31, Liverpool's refugee based festival, SOLA ARTS is fundraising for people caught up in the conflict zone of Qamishli, North East Syria. We are focused on those needing medical aid, food, removal of children & the elderly from areas affected by fighting

June 2016 - September 2016

Charity information: SOLA ARTS

  • Need


    Qamishli is a forgotten area of Syria. Affected by the conflict in Syria, the area is regularly bombarded by fighting and people have been left to fend for themselves and those most needy are left in despair. There are no basic amenities, food or medical supplies.
    We are working with Nesrin Yousef, one of SOLA ARTS' core volunteers, to support her campaign to raise funds to help through a teacher in Qamishli, Yasir Hussein, who works daily to get vital support to those most in need.


    Using FESTIVAL 31 ( as a catalyst for action, we will give 100% of your donations from this campaign to Nesrin who gives all of the donations to Yasir in Qamishli. This will provide essential humantirian support; medical care, food and removal of sick people from the conflict areas. We need your help to make this happen!
    See one recent news of attacks;

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To support the basic needs of vulnerable people in the forgotten area of Qamishli, NE Syria.


    » By raising funds and donating 100% of donations to those in need.

    Statement of money raised on our The Big Give page, as well as SOLA ARTS and FESTIVAL 31 Facebook and Twitter. Images from the teacher in Qamishli evidencing use of the donations.

  • Impact


    Saving people with physical and mental health problems from the bombing and shooting. Protecting lives.


    The money is only given to trustworthy people. We work with Nesrin for the transfer of the donations. We trust Nesrin as we have worked with her and her family in community development in the UK for 5 years. She is DBS checked and a school governor. Nesrin is an honest woman and would not send money to someone she did not fully trust. Herself a refugee, she knows the situation on the ground in Qamishli and vouches for the teacher; knowing him personally.


    On The Big Give and our social media.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £5,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £5,000 Aid Medical aid, food and safe shelter supoort
  • Background


    Qamishli, North East Syria fundraiser via SOLA ARTS and FESTIVAL 31 Liverpool.


    People of Qamishli who are physically in need of medical aid, suffering psychological distress or are particularly vulnerable.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We know Nesrin who is trustworthy to collect and send this money. She knows the teacher who uses he money to help people. We support refugees daily.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Nesrin Yousef


    Adele Spiers

    Manager and trustee of SOLA ARTS

    Yasir Hussein

    Teacher in Qamishli overseeing distribution and actioning support using the donations.