Help Syrian Refugees Receive Emergency Aid

 
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Oct 16, 2012

The Crisis Continues in Syria

The crisis in Syria continues to grow and the UN Refugee Agency is inundated by the thousands of refugees still crossing the border. 

In March there were 41,500 Syrian refugees; now there are over 310,000, and more come every day. Supplies are becoming desperately low.

I am writing to ask for your immediate support today on GlobalGiving to take advantage of an exciting matching gift opportunity  – we cannot turn our backs on the hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees…most of whom are women and children.

They come to us with alarming stories, like the one from this little girl:

Image: A six-year-old girl's hand in bandages.
© UNHCR/S. Malkawi

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This six-year-old girl from Baba Amr was asleep alongside her family when their home was hit by a rocket. (This is not uncommon now in Syria, where the government has begun indiscriminately shelling civilian areas.)

Her four siblings were injured. Her mother was struck by shell fragments in the chest. Her father was killed instantly.

This little girl lost her father, her home and part of her hand; her mother was so traumatized by the experience that she didn’t want any of the family named or identified.

There is a way for you to help: Donate Now via GlobalGiving and your donation will be matched 30%

She and her family made it out of Syria and found safety in Lebanon. Because of compassionate individuals like you, the UN Refugee Agency was able to provide medical care, assign the family a tent and give them mattresses, blankets, food, clean water and cooking supplies. But these items are in short supply.

Please donate today to help this little girl and the hundreds of thousands of other Syrian refugees who desperately need our support.

More than a quarter-million Syrian refugees are relying on the United Nations Refugee Agency. And the UN Refugee Agency is relying on us.

Please make an immediate contribution via GlobalGiving and your donation will be matched 30%!

Just $50 can distribute blankets for five refugee families.

Thank you,

Ellen Rose
Chair, Board of Directors
USA for UNHCR
www.UNRefugees.org 

P.S. I need your help. Some 75% of the refugees of the Syrian crisis are women and children, many too scared to share their names. Will you help us to help them?

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Washington, DC United States

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