Human Appeal Staff at Bakery near Syrian Border
HUMAN APPEAL IS ONE OF THE FEW IRISH CHARTITIES THAT OPERATE INSIDE SYRIA
One of Human Appeal's most effective aid projects is the distribution of flour to families displaced by the conflict in Syria. Because our staff on the ground know the local conditions, they have identified the most effective ways to get your aid to where it's needed most.
The 17,000 tons that through your donations you helped to provide are purchased locally in Turkey so as to reduce as far as possible any transport costs. The highest quality flour is also bought at best value for money prices to stretch your donations further. The flour, like all our food aid is clearly marked with the Human Appeal labelling which prevents it being sold by third parties and therefore can only be given out by our staff.
As many of the families do not have the cooking facilities to bake, Human Appeal has entered into a partnership with local bakeries such as this one in Reyhanli. These partners turn the flour (at cost price) into the local flat-bread which is a staple food of the Syrian people.
This means that the neediest families have access to the bread in the form that is most beneficial to them.