Syrian Crisis Expands (with update)
4.25 million people within Syria are displaced and an additional 1.5 million are registered as refugees in neighboring countries according to the United Nations. 3.1 million children are in need.
Since the onset of the conflict in March, 2011, Global Ministries has supported the efforts of our partners across the region to respond to the crisis. Emergency food packages, hygiene kits, bedding, warm clothes and boots for children and portable stoves have been distributed and psychosocial support and health care is being provided through One Great Hour of Sharing and Week of Compassion. Humanitarian reach includes displaced persons in Syria and refugee communities in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Armenia.
Your gifts are needed now.
$10 could provide a pair of shoes to protect a child from the scorching summer temperatures
$32 could buy rice, vegetable oil, beans, lentils, tomato paste and salt for a family of four for one month
$65 could provide a hygiene kit with soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, wound disinfectant and bandages
$91 could afford a blanket, mattresses, pillows and a cooking set
HOW YOU CAN HELP
- Pray for the people and communities across the Middle East region impacted by the violence in Syria.
- To support humanitarian relief, please make a gift to:
- UCC’s One Great Hour of Sharing to the International Disaster Relief fund. Please note “Syria Humanitarian Relief” in the Comments Box.
- Disciples’ Week of Compassion Current Response, designated to: “Where Most Needed”
Thank you for your compassion and support.
Update: The United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Aid report for Syria is available here.