I know, I’ve written about the crisis in Syria before, it shouldn’t be new to anyone that the humanitarian situation there is catastrophical. But things have become even worse. Today, leaders of four giat UN agencies – UNICEF, WFP, OCHA and UNHCR – published the video above were they demand more support for the humanitarian relief in Syrian and neighbouring countries. There isn’t enough money. People die because of lack of money. The political leaders of donor countries are to blame for this of course, but it won’t hurt if we dig in our pocket books ourselves to save lives.
Iris Relief, my favourite humanitarian organization, have now started to work with Syrian refugees. They write:
As of the beginning March 2013, Jordan has received over 320,000 Syrian refugees, with the numbers expected to double or triple over the coming months. There are wide spread shortages of food, water, medical, hygiene and education resources. Jordan is under pressure and struggling to keep up with the demand of the ever increasing basic needs of those seeking refuge.
Refugees are arriving having witnessed or experienced personally severe trauma. One widower describes to Global Hope network how her husband of 40 years was taken whilst handing out bread to his community where food shortages were arising. His tortured dead body was dumped on her doorstep the following morning.
The heart of IRIS Relief is to enter into Jordan with the full confidence and expectation that wherever we place our feet, the gospel of peace will be evident. IRIS Relief will be bringing basic provisions and offer a place of listening, love and child-friendly spaces.
Please support Iris Relief through prayer and gifts. And please ask others to contribute. God bless you.
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