Please help MRDF respond to the growing humanitarian crisis in Syria
Around three million people have now been forced to flee their homes due to the ongoing conflict in Syria. Local infrastructure has been severely damaged in some areas, meaning food supplies are limited and many families are currently without access to water or basic medical care.
Almost a million people are estimated to have fled to neighbouring countries, where they are finding supplies are also stretched and temporary refugee camps nearly filled to capacity.
MRDF is responding to this humanitarian crisis through our emergency response partner, the ACT Alliance (Action by Churches Together). ACT Alliance member organisations are working locally to provide support both in the refugee camps and with communities which are hosting displaced people. Priority is being given to the most vulnerable groups, including children, the elderly, and pregnant women.
Donations to MRDF’s Syria Appeal fund will pay for essential supplies such as food, hygiene kits and bedding sets, as well as counselling and emotional support for those who have experienced trauma, and remedial classes for children who are missing out on normal education.
You can give £5 by texting ‘MRDF13 £5’ to 70070 (standard network charges apply).
To order gift aid envelopes for a collection, call 020 7467 5132 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Picture above: A boy hangs on tightly to a damaged ball in the Za'atari refugee camp, located near Mafraq, Jordan. Donations to MRDF's Syria Appeal will provide services and items for work and, especially in the case of children, play. Photo: ACT Alliance/Paul Jeffrey