PWRDF provides aid to Syrians fleeing uprising

The 2011-2012 Syrian uprising is an ongoing conflict that has led to an extraordinary time in Syria’s history. Many cities throughout Syria have been caught in the crossfire between opposition and government forces. Thousands of Syrians have fled their homes, attempting to escape the violence. PWRDF is responding to this man-made disaster through the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) and their local partners as part of the ACT Alliance.

PWRDF is providing $30,000 towards the project which will provide aid to at least 7,000 families in the region.  The project will provide:

    • 5,200 culturally appropriate food packages, 7,000 hygiene kits (items such as soap, shampoo, bathing soap, shaving cream, toothpaste, toothbrushes, bath sponges, hairbrushes, toilet paper, tissues, sanitary napkins, dishwashing liquid, dish sponges, laundry powder, disinfectant, a toilet brush, and a mop), 2,000 infant kits, 1,600 bedding sets  (items such as blankets, bed linens, pillows, pillow covers and towels), 900 clothing vouchers, and 700 household kits (items such as a small stove, a thermos, and kitchenware)


    • Workshops for 160 Health workers; 21 four-day psychosocial counselling sessions; and training on appropriate family nutrition and infant feeding for 60 mothers


    • Support for 450 students to continue education to re-establish a sense of normalcy and helping to mitigate some of the longer-term impacts of the conflict such as psychosocial trauma.


  • Rental subsidies to 250 families to relieve financial strains; and cash for work initiatives to restore 10 public buildings

To donate to this relief effort:

At the CanadaHelps website you can designate “Syria Response”.

By Phone
For credit card donations contact:
Jennifer Brown
416-924-9192 ext. 355; 1-866-308-7973
Please do not send your credit card number by email or fax.

By Mail
Please make cheques payable to “PWRDF”, mark them for “Syria Response” and send them to:
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund
The Anglican Church of Canada
80 Hayden Street
Toronto, Ontario  M4Y 3G2


PWRDF Donations Contact:
Jennifer Brown
416-924-9192 ext. 355; 1-866-308-7973

PWRDF Humanitarian Response Coordinator:
Naba Gurung
416-924-9192 ext. 321

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