Help4.ca Project: Empowering Canadians to Help those in Need around the World
Thank you for helping us EXCEED our goal!
|Above: Team members in Irbid camp, northern Jordan. Some of the 3,045 Hygiene Kits purchased with the funds raised are visible in the back. (June 17, 2013)|
In March 2013, we set fundraising goal of $100,000 to help 1,000 Syrian families in Jordan. Thanks to our donors, we have exceeded this amount and raised nearly $116,000 since early May.
The Help4Syria.ca Project is a NON DENOMINATIONAL grassroots project launched by a group of concerned Canadians to personally purchase and deliver much needed relief supplies to the Syrian people suffering in the camps in Jordan, on behalf of southern Ontario communities.
Important Statistics (Source: UNHCR: Syria Regional Refugee Response)
|Total number of Syrian refugees||
|Children 17 years of age and younger:||
|Refugees Dispersed in Jordan:||
|Number of Syrian Refugees in Zaatari Camp (Mafraq Governorate, Jordan):||
|Number of refugees Zaatari Camp was designed for:||
* - Statistics as of May 20, 2013 (Source: UNHCR)
One-hundred percent of these funds will go to this Project.
Our Team left Saturday, June 15 for Amman, Jordan and commenced the project on Monday, June 17.
Our partner's field team sat down with the mothers in the camp and asked them what they needed the most. After consultations with them, we decided the things your generous donations will be spent on are:
- Distribute hygiene kits to help 2,366 Syrian refugees in the camp in Jordan (e.g., shampoo, diapers, soap, bleach, dish soap, detergent, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc.)
- Provide babies with at least 2 months worth of diapers
- Provide women with at least 2 months worth of sanitary supplies
- Provide children with drawing pads and crayons
- Distribute 20 soccer balls to children (donated by 7-Star Sports, Hamilton)
- Conduct a medical clinic to assess several hundred Syrian refugees and provide medications where needed - antibiotics, analgesics, anti-parasitics, etc.
- Art therapy for the children - many who have witnessed brutal acts of violence against their family members.
- Performing a field needs assessment for Canadian Medical Assistance Teams (www.canadianmedicalteams.org)
This is an ongoing humanitarian crisis - please consider donating on an ongoing basis at www.help4syria.ca or www.islamicreliefcanada.org.
Once again, thank you for helping us exceed our goal! Please visit our blog for updates from the field so you can see for yourself what your dollars have accomplished.
HELP4SYRIA PROJECT TEAM
Dr. Raza Khan, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Let's show these people we care about them and pray for peace and for their quick return to their homes. With no end to the fighting in sight, they could be stuck there for years. We are hopeful that this mission will help make things a little more bearable for them in their suffering.