Guys! Thank you thank you! With your support, we raised $57 to support the refugees in Syria through a branch of Samaritan’s Purse that is working to support refugees living in northern Iraq. Here is how the funds will be used to help:
Our initial disaster response phase is complete. Now we’re focused on a long-term strategy with the aim of continuing to provide relief to refugee families living inside camps and in host communities throughout northern Iraq.
Youngsters in particular need our help. Many have crossed borders unaccompanied or have been separated from their families. In a camp located near Sulaymaniyah, we’re pursuing the construction of child-friendly spaces, where boys and girls can focus on being children instead of their horrific circumstances.
Our hope is to construct playgrounds, establish soccer groups, and provide children with access to hands-on activities such as arts and crafts.
Another project under development is the implementation of a livelihood program, specifically a sewing center, where women can earn a modest income while helping meet the clothing needs in the camp.
This program will also provide women with the opportunity to enjoy fellowship and help them develop a sense of community in the midst of extremely difficult circumstances.
Please continue to pray for these refugees as they are experiencing such great hardship. Samaritan’s Purse shares:
Of all the needs Syrians have, prayer is perhaps the greatest. Millions have fled their homes, leaving everything behind. They now find themselves in foreign lands living in tents and off government assistance.
Millions more, like Hala, have decided to stay in Syria and face unthinkable hardship.
“Destruction is all around us,” she said. “Shops are closed. We stand in line for hours for a loaf of bread. We can’t afford fruits and vegetables. Our only hope is in the Lord, Jesus Christ. We need your prayers to keep us safe.”
Stay tuned to hear about the next project the Littlest Friend will be supporting!
Have a lovely day! xo
Picture and quotes taken from https://www.samaritanspurse.org/article/refugee-crisis-in-northern-iraq/#donateBottom