Photo: Hussein Malla
There is a total of 184,977 Syrian refugees are currently taking shelter in 14 refugee camps in Turkey. The refugee exodus from Syria has soared to 5,000 a day, Syria's neighbor Jordan said that in February alone it had taken in more than 50,000 new arrivals. The humanitarian crisis is worsening day by day, leaving agencies struggling to provide help that’s desperately needed. Even if there was an immediate halt to the violence today, there will still be massive humanitarian needs that will need to be addressed for months and years to come. There is no quick fix, but we can help in a small way by helping to bring a little warmth and comfort to the children in these camps, and show that there are people around the world that do care.
How You Can Help:
Please consider making a square or three with your odds and ends. Any spare wool you have can be knitted or crocheted into eight inch squares and then we'll stitch them all together into a blanket. No waste and a child with nothing gets a warm and colourful, cover for their bed!
I realise the cost of sending items by post especially to Turkey can be costly which is why I dec launched this 3 square appeal. PLEASE spare a thought for the Children of the Syrian refugees and if you could knit or chrochet just 3 squares they would fit easily into an envelope and postage shouldn't be too great, or if you prefer to donate a small amount (3tl which is equivelent to 1pound sterling or 1.70 us dollar) then we'll buy the yarn and knit 3 squares for you.
It really will make a difference to a child's life!
We work with reputable, experienced relief agencies to securely transport and distribute our hand-knit and crocheted blankets.
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Help us make a difference today!
'Lily' is supported by businesses and individuals in Turkey, whether it be donations of yarn, Knitting and Crocheting or transportation of completed blankets to receiving agencies.