As the ongoing crisis continues inside Syria, current statistics show that currently 180,000 refugees reside at the Zaatari refugee camp at the border of Syria and Jordan. At this moment in time it is regarded as the biggest refugee camp in the world with many of the refugees as widows, orphans, disabled and the elderly.
Al-Imdaad Foundation UK have been assisting the Syrian refugees for over 2 years since the conflict began and the teams were granted official permission by the minister of internal affairs in Jordan.
Most of the refugees are children and many have become orphans. Talking directly with the children and orphans we gain an understanding as to what they face on a daily basis and what they witnessed inside Syria, many stories can be disturbing.
Most refugees have entered the camps empty handed leaving all belongings behind. The teams assessed the situation inside the camps and assisted the refugees with medical aid, clothing and food. However the urgent requirement at this stage is blankets for winter, International projects co-ordinator Zubair Valimulla mentions “We are targeting 50,000 blankets for the refugees at £10 each, the need is of great magnitude and together we will do this, as we live in warm homes our brothers and sisters are in tents and camps, we can all take part in this noble cause”.
Blankets can be donated online at www.alimdaad.co.uk and via the call centre on 0800 68106011.