Update on our current work: April 2014

Syria has witnessed some of the worst atrocities of recent times; a once beautiful and historic land has been transformed into a hellish inferno. The conflict has killed and maimed thousands, in addition to displacing millions of innocent people.

Whilst maintaining ongoing humanitarian projects in 20+ countries, Human Appeal is currently focusing a great deal of its efforts helping to alleviate the hardships faced by the people of Syria. Women's needs are high on our agenda, to date we have distributed 7,000 female hygiene and baby kits, 2,336 baby biscuit packets and 3,500 baby milk packs, in an effort to meet the needs of women and babies inside Syria.

Human Appeal is not just about handouts, by supporting ‘Women led micro Businesses’ we aim to give the women in this struggle a sense of independence and an opportunity for self-determination. In our charity shops we carry a range of handmade goods, supplied by women in the Syrian camps. Women whose struggle we may try to imagine but can never truly appreciate. Women whose sole concern is the welfare of their families. Our team from Ireland have met with these women, have shared their tents and met their children. We cannot underestimate the importance of the families gaining a sense of autonomy.

Our viewpoint is to encourage people to regain some normality and control over their lives. The ongoing funding of alternative schooling and psychological support to 3,100 children in three schools in Idlib province is part of this outlook. School supplies and 900 school bags were handed out in Jeel Al Huriyyah School and Qah camps school for displaced and local children. Our Irish team on the ground remarked that despite everything the children greeted them with a smile. It is imperative children return to school, as it allows them, for a certain amount of time, to just play and learn as they should be.

SO WE ASK YOU TO JOIN IN US IN OUR MISSION TO SUPPORT THE PEOPLE OF SYRIA, ESPECIALLY THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN, AS WELL AS OTHERS IN NEED AROUND THE WORLD.

Come fundraise with us and help send children to school, equip hospitals, support businesses, plus feed and house families.

Douse yourself in purple for the women’s mini-marathon and walk or run for Human Appeal.