PRESS RELEASE: Syria Winter Appeal for Clothing and Medical Supplies



Dundrum based charity Human Appeal International Ireland launched a national campaign collecting unwanted usable clothes, footwear, blankets and medical supplies for the Syrian refugees along the Turkish-Syrian border before winter.

Manager of HAII, Belkacem said ''The people who are now living in refugee camps in these remote areas are facing a harsh winter with only the clothes they fled in earlier in the summer. Temperatures around this area are on average 3 degrees with exposure from wind and rain. I have spent time accompanying and distributing previous aid shipments sent from Ireland and the generosity is always overwhelming. We have been very fortunate to receive large amounts of support from medical and nursing groups including medicines and unwanted hardware. Once in Turkey we work with local partners to provide bread and other basic foodstuffs along with the shipment of clothes and medical supplies from Ireland.’’

Collection points are available in locations around Dublin and the nationally.

Dublin: Derek 012910006,

Cork: Dr Abdelhamid 0857277500,

Galway : Mustapha 0863427788.

For other locations and large collections, please contact the office in Dublin 012910006. Online donations can be made at

HAII is an Irish based, secular, NGO working in association with other NGOs in providing food and other material relief to those in crisis around the world and works in long term development of communities in Africa.

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