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Current Events in Aleppo Have Led To:1. A Cut-off of Financing: The relief committee that was formed to provide assistance during the events in Homs relied chiefly on donations from wealthy members of the flock. However, at the start of clashes in Aleppo, most of these families departed, which has led to a lack of donations for undertaking assistance work in the city of Aleppo.2. A Drastic Increase in the Number of Afflicted Families: The scope of events has widened to include the areas where our people live, which has led to a mass exodus, great pressure on relief centers, and a severe shortage in supplies, as their numbers are steadily increasing. The vast majority of members of the archdiocese are currently destitute and their needs are continually growing.3. The End of the Archdiocese's Income: As the scope of events widened and reached Jdeideh, most diocesan properties-- all the shops and restaurants, in addition to the old archdiocesan headquarters and priests' homes-- have cased to function. This has completely ended the archdiocese's material income.4. The Worsening Situation: Because of the long duration of the current situation, the bishop and the archdiocesan council are worried about falling into bankruptcy. The sums spent in relief efforts equal the total of the archdiocese's budget.
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