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Howard Bourne

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SYRIA CRISIS - URGENT APPEAL FOR DONATIONS
« on: December 31, 2013, 18:55:02 PM »

Syrian refugee children and their families are suffering in freezing temperatures. UN launches biggest humanitarian appeal to help.



After months of conflict, the situation in Syria remains dire. Over 2.3 million Syrian refugees have now fled into neighbouring countries and thousands more are pouring across borders each day - this is one of the largest refugee exoduses in recent history.

 

Now, a massive snowstorm, dubbed Alexa, has brought freezing temperatures, fierce winds and rain and snow, with hundreds of refugees struggling to stay warm and dry in their tents or makeshift shelters.

UNHCR is on the ground providing urgently needed relief to millions of Syrians as the bitter winter sets in - distributing stoves and fuel for heating, insulation for tents, blankets and quilts, mattresses and waterproof footwear.



PLEASE HELP

With your kind donation, UNHCR can help refugee children and families receive the life-saving relief and support they desperately need.



$20

Could provide two families with synthetic mats to prevent them from sleeping on the ground.




$50

Can provide high thermal fleece blankets to keep a family warm during the bitter winter months





$100

Could provide a family with a stove so that they can cook for themselves





$500

Could provide a whole family with a tent to shelter them from the elements







More Information on the Syrian Refugee Crisis can be found here: http://data.unhcr.org/syrianrefugees/regional.php