BND60,000 raised for Syrian refugees

James Kon

WeCare, a local non-profit organisation, will distribute aid to Syrian refugees facing winter this year, through the ‘2.0 Syrian Warm Winter Project’.

WeCare raised BND60,000 for the project. Details of the humanitarian aid mission were revealed in a press conference by three WeCare representatives at the Youth Centre yesterday.

One of them, Muhammad Fuad bin Matahir, will depart for Lebanon on December 28, to distribute winter supplies and food packages among the refugees. While WeCare President Muhd Akmal bin Haji Marsidi and Nor Aliiyah binti Haji Mail will visit the camps in Turkey and the Turkish-Syrian border in January next year.

Muhd Akmal said, “Alhamdulillah, with the money, we can help 40,000 Syrian refugees. This is just a small effort to help ease the suffering, although there are millions of refugees still in need of aid.”

Last year, WeCare conducted two humanitarian missions which provided relief supplies to the 20,000 refugees in Turkey.

Describing the conditions in the camps, Muhd Akmal said, “The temperatures are freezing, and the refugees lack fuel and food to stay warm. There are also children running around in the cold snow.”

Public contributions to the project are open from November 6, 2019 to January 31, 2020. The funds will be directed to the purchase of winter preparations desperately needed by the Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Turkey such as fuel, winter clothing, shelter and food.

This year’s humanitarian mission is a joint collaboration between WeCare and the Malaysian-based Global Peace Mission. For those who want to donate, contact +6738328316/+6738328319.

WeCare representatives in a group photo during the press conference. PHOTO: JAMES KON