Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Turkish Donors Supply Half of Syrian Aid

Over a half-million Syrians seek refuge from their embattled homeland, according to the Syria Regional Refugee Response.

"Over 580,000 winterization items, as well as World Food Programme (WFP) food vouchers & other relief items have been distributed to refugees in Lebanon to date," the website reports one example.

A recent McClatchy Newspapers report writes that there is a desperate plea by neighboring countries and cities that have taken in the refugees, for flour and other basic needs, as well as for Syrians remaining within the beleaguered borders.

The reports concludes with "One surprising aspect of the cross-border aid program is that about half the money or goods for the transports is paid by private Turkish donors, with the rest coming from foreign donors."

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/01/07/3168154/in-turkish-border-town-charity.html#storylink=cpy

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