Aleppo: How Canadians can help

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Highlights:

World Vision currently supports more than one million displaced people from northern Syria
A devastated street in eastern Aleppo. People stuck in the city are without food, water or electricity. Photo/Syria Relief & World Vision
(December 14, 2016)
MISSISSAUGA, ON - As the violence in Aleppo continues without respite, World Vision is poised outside of the city to provide emergency assistance for thousands of additional  families who are attempting to escape the fighting. 


WHAT WORLD VISION IS DOING
  • For anticipated new arrivals from Aleppo, World Vision is pre-positioning thousands of blankets and mattresses as well as other basic necessities. 
  • World Vision currently supports more than one million displaced people from northern Syria by providing clean water & sanitation and supporting health services with equipment and supplies. 

HOW CANADIANS CAN HELP

Donate to World Vision's RAW HOPE initiative, which supports conflict-affected families from Aleppo. 

QUOTES:

"Once again, the world watches on as the children of Aleppo are subjected to senseless acts of sheer violence. Eastern Aleppo lies in almost complete ruin, yet still the atrocities continue unabated." 

Conny Lenneberg, Middle East Regional Leader, World Vision 

"Powerful world leaders, who have extinguished any hopes of fragile peace with vetoes and inaction, continue to watch on from the side lines. As the world apparently turns its back, families trapped in the city are saying goodbye to each other as they fear this is their final hour. It's now all of our responsibilities to translate outrage into action; to send a clear message to our political leaders that, at this decisive moment, history will judge us – and those with the power for change must simply step up to alter the course of this conflict and protect the children."

Conny Lenneberg, Middle East Regional Leader, World Vision