A CITY
UNDER SIEGE
SYRIA

A BLOODY CONFLICT

In January of 2011, anti government protesters took to the streets of Syria, calling for change and reform. The government of Syria responded to the peaceful demonstrations with excessive force, killing thousands of protesters and injuring many more. The Syrian army laid siege on the cities of Daraa, Baniyas, Hama, Homs, Talkalakh, Latakia, Aleppo, Idlib, the Midan and Duma districts of Damascus and several other towns. With protests spreading across Syria, there was growing instability in the region.

SUPPORT FOR THE VICTIMS

By July of 2013 over 100,000 people had lost their lives and close to two million Syrians had been displaced as a result of the ongoing violence.

 

In August of 2013, our emergency relief team traveled to Aleppo to deliver urgently needed food parcels to some of those worst affected by the conflict.

 

A campaign was launched in the UK to raise funds to provide one thousand food parcels to families inside Syria.

WHAT WE DID

With the help of a local NGO, a list of families affected by the conflict was compiled, giving priority to the most needy.

 

Large quantities of food and drink were purchased. Parcels containing food and drink were made and distributed to one thousand families residing in makeshift homes in schools, tents and public buildings in Aleppo.

Budget/Cost

Breakdown of project cost: Emergency Relief, Syria, August 2013

Item Unit cost (GBP) No. of items Total cost (GBP)
Sugar (2kg) £0.86 1,000 £860.00
Rice (2kg) £1.08 1,000 £1,080.00
Bulgur (2kg) £0.55 1,000 £550.00
Lentils (1kg) £0.55 1,000 £550.00
Green lentils (1kg) £0.55 1,000 £550.00
Pasta (500g) £0.23 1,000 £230.00
Spaghetti (1kg) £0.47 1,000 £470.00
Sunflower oil (700ml) £0.75 1,000 £750.00
Tomato paste (830g) £1.05 1,000 £1,050.00
Sweet/desert (400g) £1.61 1,000 £1,610.00
Salt (750g) £0.04 1,000 £40.00
White beans (1kg) £1.41 1,000 £1,410.00
Total £9.15 £9,150.00

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