Humanitarian emergency for displaced Syrians

Friday 21 February 2020

There is no rest from the situation in Syria. The Idlib region, already severely affected in recent years, has been the target of new offensives for several weeks now. Bombings and fighting are a daily reality there.

Displaced people who had taken refuge in the region are once again forced to flee a few kilometres further away to escape the bombings and fighting. They leave everything behind when they flee and find themselves without anything.

Caritas Luxembourg has been working in Syria since the beginning of the conflict in 2011, particularly in this sensitive region. The kitchen that used to feed thousands of displaced people has also had to be evacuated in the last few days. Fortunately, it was able to be set up again a few kilometres away in order to respond to the emergency and to continue to provide food aid to the displaced people. Every day, 10,500 new displaced persons receive a hot meal, bread and a cold meal in the evening. Warm clothes, covers, mattresses, cooking utensils, soap and hygiene items are being distributed. Families also receive vouchers.

In addition to food aid, and while hundreds of thousands of people are trying to survive in the cold in improvised tents in the open fields and on the roadsides, Caritas Luxembourg's NGO partner is also distributing material to families so that they can build emergency shelters themselves with plastic sheeting. Abandoned buildings are transformed into simple shelters with wooden planks and sanitary facilities.

People who wish to support the work of Caritas Luxembourg in Syria can make a donation by transfer to the account CCPL IBAN LU34 1111 0000 2020 0000 of Caritas Luxembourg with the communication "Syria" or online on this website.

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