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Urgent Disaster Appeal Syria

URGENT DISASTER APPEAL SYRIA

6th FEBRUARY 2013

Over 500,000 Syrian children are cold and homeless… having been forced from their homes into neighbouring countries due to the ongoing conflict.


ShelterBox are responding to the Jordanian Government's urgent aid appeal after a significantly higher number of Syrian refugees crossed over into their country this week. More than 26,500 Syrian refugees have fled their homes to Jordan since the beginning of this year, with more than 10,500 new arrivals this week alone, according to the UN refugee council (UNHCR). As always ShelterBox stands ready to respond and provide “Shelter, Warmth and Dignity “to those in need.

ShelterBox is an international not-for-profit organisation that provides emergency accommodation and other survival essentials to disaster victims. ShelterBox aid is delivered in pre-packaged kits - which are designed to help an extended family to survive the aftermath of a disaster for up to six months. The kits contain a disaster relief tent, stove, blankets and ground mats, water filtration system, and other essential tools for survival.

'This recent jump in Syrian refugee’s crossing over into Jordan is putting a serious strain on the country's resources when you compare it to the number of arrivals last year,' said ShelterBox Operations Manager Alf Evans. '16,413 arrived in December, 13,000 in November and 10,000 in October. ShelterBox New Zealand Communications Director, Mike Cahill said, “We are well prepared to respond to this appeal and we will do everything we can to help deploy ShelterBoxes quickly and effectively.”

Donations can be made to ShelterBox through “Givealittle”, the Telecom Foundations free online fundraising tool. It’s fast, safe and very easy to use and where 100% of every donation is given to the charity.

Thank You for your continued support of ShelterBox…

For more details visit our website: www.shelterbox.org.nz

To make a Donation:

At any branch of the National Bank: ShelterBox Account No: 06 0939 007 1143 02

Cheque Donations made payable to: “ShelterBox New Zealand”, PO Box 306, MOSGIEL 9053

DONATION HOTLINE: www.givealittle.co.nz/org/ShelterBox/donate


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