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.


Five years later, the situation had escalated into a brutal war which had affected over twelve million people, of which half are known to be children. The number of children forced to flee Syria had reached over one million, a further two million had been displaced within Syria and tens of thousands of children had been orphaned.


Having implemented several charitable projects in Syria over the past five years, we keep in regular contact with our partner organisation from Turkey who have been on the ground since the very beginning of the conflict.


We were informed that the bakeries that had been set up to provide the displaced and needy in Syria with bread were in need of flour and that winter clothing packs were needed especially for women and children living in very cold conditions.


We notified our donors who had been helping us to support the people of Syria since the start of the conflict of the needs of the people at that particular time and launched a fundraising appeal for flour and winter clothing packs.


Ten tonnes of flour and hundreds of women’s and children’s winter clothing packs were purchased from Turkey and distributed throughout various regions of Syria.


Breakdown of project cost: An Ongoing Emergency, Syria, March 2016

Item             Unit cost (GBP) No. of items Total cost (GBP)
Flour 50kg sack £17.50 200 £3,500.00
Women’s coat £8.00  60 £480.00
Undergarment £5.00 60 £300.00
Women’s boots £9.00 60 £540.00
Women’s socks £1.50 60 £90.00
Women’s scarf £2.00 60 £120.00
Kid’s sweater £3.00 60 £180.00
Undergarment £3.00 60 £180.00
Kid’s coat £7.00 60 £420.00
Kid’s boots £8.00 60 £480.00
Kid’s socks £1.50 60 £90.00
Kid’s wooly hat £2.00 60 £120.00
Total £6,500.00

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