Humanitarian Organizations ShelterBox and ReliefAid have started a new effort to deliver winter clothes to orphaned children in Syria.
Sam Hewett of ShelterBox’s operations team said in a recent statement that their efforts would target children in war-torn areas of the country.
“It is distressing to think of children living in these awful conditions, often without safe shelter, heating, even basic food, and sanitation. Our partner agencies are doing great work delivering aid in difficult and dangerous territory. So how uplifting it is to receive these images, showing moments of happiness as ShelterBox clothing is given to these most deserving children,” Hewett said.
“There can be few more moving photos to see as we enter a new year, and we all hope that peace is on the horizon for the children of Syria. I’m sure ShelterBox’s donors and volunteers will be heartened to see the difference their generosity is making to troubled lives,” Hewett added.
In addition to clothes, the charity organizations are also delivering urban shelter kits, which help prepare damaged homes for the winter weather.
We deliver the essentials people need to begin rebuilding their lives in the aftermath of a disaster. When we send boxes, each one is tailored to a disaster but typically contains a disaster relief tent for a family, thermal blankets and groundsheets, water storage and purification equipment, solar lamps, cooking utensils, a basic tool kit, mosquito nets and a children’s activity pack.
Sometimes our aid is not packed in boxes but sent in bulk. It is essential that we always support the needs of those who have survived disasters and this can vary enormously based on the type and scale of a disaster. We also do this to maximize donors’ money, ensuring that we only send what is really needed and appropriate for the situation and culture.
According to the United Nations, over 10,000 children have been killed since the war began in Syria, and millions have been displaced from their homes.
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