SPECIAL WINTER APPEAL FOR HOMS AND SYRIAN CRISIS APPEAL
We, like so many, have been feeling increasingly helpless watching the atrocities that are impacting so many innocent souls.
The thought of children being burned to death, women turning to suicide to save themselves from mass rape, and point blank executions on innocents; just some of the pains these people are enduring.
Thousands have been murdered, and thousands have been displaced.
Edinburgh Cares has various projects running to help those affected. The people of Homs are readying themselves for a brutal winter.
We have identified 70 families which include approx. 90 orphans, in need of urgent help. Majority of these live in rural areas in tents and are in urgent in need of help.
Here is a video from Homs countryside to give you an idea of their life and struggles, of a family that we are helping but more help is needed for her and others in similar circumstances.
Based on the urgent needs our appeal is for
WOOD TO BURN IN HEATERS AND COOKING
– £130 helps 3 families for 3 months (one tonne of wood)
– £44 helps 1 family for 3 months (330 kg of wood approx.)
URGENT CLOTHING FOR ORPHANS
£20 clothing basket for each orphan in the first instance, and then other children on as urgency requires. Each basket contains jacket, sweater and shoes.
You can donate £20 or more for more than one child
URGENT MEDICAL AND CRISIS FUND
Due to the increased crisis in Aleppo thousands are now fleeing to other places including injured in need of urgent medical attention. The situation in other areas is also getting worst as the war is escalating and expanding in other areas. We are appealing for immediate funding that will be utilised as each situation necessitates.
If you wish to donate for a specific appeal then mention it in the comments accordingly.
We operate a 100% donation policy. Please give what you can in order for us to ensure that these children have some degree of comfort this winter.
Please donate here: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/helpsyrians