Donor Report – COVID-19 Relief Spending
Since the last report in July 2020 we have so far utilized an additional $15,000 of donations collected on GlobalGiving to give 138 families access to food, clothing, and basic necessities now including medication.
How we choose our beneficiaries
With so many families in need of support, our humanitarian workers have chosen to direct our assistance to the poorest families most in need.
Many of the 138 families that have received direct assistance from this project live in emergency housing. These facilities are converted from public buildings like stadiums and schools and are designed for short-term housing. Due to the current conflicts, displaced families in these facilities are staying much longer than intended.
Providing assistance directly to families means that our workers have closer relationships with each family and can closely assess their needs. The needs of each family are circumstantial and differ based on the size, ages, and health of family members. Each family has been provided with an average of $36 in total assistance per month. This is enough for 3-4 weeks of food.
Some individuals, mostly children and elderly, require medication for chronic or pre-existing conditions. For these individuals we have provided direct access to these medications as per their needs.
With no end in sight for the pandemic this winter, displaced families in Syria will continue to require access to food, clothing and much-needed medication. For the 138 families we are able to support through this projectyour support means everything.
Fortunately, there is more than one way to help.
Share this project with friends and family, and let them know why the Jiyan Foundation’s project to provide basic necessities for displaced families in Syria is worth supporting. With so many good causes out there, word of mouth is perhaps the most valuable tool at our disposal.