Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has ordered that $50 million be allocated to support Syrian refugees and displaced people, local media reported Tuesday. According to the Qatar News Agency, the donation will be used for Syrian refugees in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan as well as displaced people within Syria. It added that the Qatar Development Fund, in coordination with the White Helmets civil defense agency and UN agencies, will be responsible for spending the amount in direct humanitarian relief programs. Turkey hosts more than 3.5 million Syrian refugees, more than any other country in the world. Syria has only just begun to emerge from a devastating conflict that began in 2011 when the Bashar al-Assad regime cracked down on demonstrators with unexpected ferocity. News.Az … [Read more...] about Qatar to donate $50 million for Syrian people
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By Petra Bagust OPINION: How often in life are the battle lines drawn with an indelible marker? One that creates a "them and us" - a line between the right way and that other way. In politics and religion, we often see the worst of it - the Republicans and Democrats, their current battle lines drawn in very bold pen. In religion, the line between Muslims and Christians dates back a very long time. I've just flown to Lebanon, in my role as Ambassador for Tearfund NZ - an amazing organisation facilitating great work in the midst of the huge crisis that is happening right now. On the ride from the airport in Beirut, I ask the local Lebanese taxi driver if south of Beirut, perhaps Sidon and Tyre, would be good to visit. "No!" he says, emphatically, "The north is best." He knows the line - the north is Christian, the south belongs to the "other", in this case, the Muslims. This is the backdrop, along with two civil wars, to a strangely beautiful, unfolding story of erasing the lines. … [Read more...] about Opinion: A learning centre providing hope to Syrian refugees
Churches in Wetherby and Collingham are sending vital aid to war torn Syrian and Iraq refugees. An estimated 21.8 million have been displaced from their homes across the region and are in urgent need of clothing as the bitter temperatures of winter threaten.As they have done for the past three years and working with Samara’s Aid Appeal, the churches will be collecting good quality clothing and footwear to be sent to the Middle East and are calling for donations.“Our aim is to demonstrate our love and concern in a practical way, while at the same time affirming the God-given dignity of every person caught up in the conflict,” says the Very Rev Derek Taylor, the appeal organiser. “One way of doing this is to ensure that our donations meet high standards, and aren’t just cast-offs. We are sure that the usual generosity of our townspeople will be very evident, as it has been in previous years.”New or good quality clothing, shoes and boots suitable for … [Read more...] about Urgent appeal for clothing for Syrian refugees
0 Post a comment Monday, 1 October 2018 - Local People An appeal has been launched by two local charity campaigners for supplies, clothing and equipment to help refugees this winter. Zoe Thompson and island-based Middle East consultant Laura Cretney have launched the appeal to ask for donations of camping equipment, such as tents, sleeping bags, rucksacks and tarpaulins, blankets, men and women’s outdoor and waterproof clothing, shoes and underwear to be sent to refugees who are living in what Zoe describes as ’desperate conditions’ in temporary camps around the north of France.They have also asked for donations of baby care items, such as nappies, clothing, feeding bottles and baby milk powder, sanitary items, such as soap, shampoo and baby wipes and also feminine hygiene items, things which she says are in very short supply to the refugees.Zoe, who volunteers with refugee charities, runs the Facebook group Manx Support Refugees, said that the appeal has been … [Read more...] about Can you donate supplies for Syrian refugees?
The Government has announced it is to give an extra €1.25m in funding to Jordan to help with the humanitarian response to the Syria crisis.The funding was announced as Tánaiste Simon Coveney met with the Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Al Safadi in Amman.He also visited the Za'atari Refugee Camp to observe the conditions in which refugees live, meet a refugee family and to see the work of agencies receiving support from Ireland.Mr Coveney said: "I am very glad to have had the opportunity to witness the valuable work that is being done to help refugees at Za'atari camp. "This underlines the generosity of the Jordanian government and its people."Ireland has provided assistance of over €100m to the Syria crisis to date."This signals our deep solidarity with the Syrian people and all those affected by the crisis across the region."Tánaiste @simoncoveney visited Za'atari Refugee Camp this morning, saw the WFP supermarket, met a refugee family and with children in a … [Read more...] about Govt to donate extra €1.25m for Syrian refugees in Jordan