In April 2018 Samara’s Aid Appeal sent 101.38 tonnes of non-food aid, collected by churches, individuals, and community groups across the UK to Al Ghouta outside Damascus. During April, May, and June we distributed this aid in East and West Ghouta, with assistance from local partners, to 11,492 displaced families who fled from their homes in East Ghouta. Family sizes ranged between five and fifteen people with an average of ten, including extended family.
Samara’s Aid Appeal provided relief items for a family living in a village outside Al Mayadeen in the governate of Deir Ez-Zor. The team interviewed the father of three who paid a brutal price, for trying to feed his hungry children. They were suffering the effects of hunger and deprivation under the rule of the Islamic State group.
In December 2017 Samara’s Aid Appeal distributed food and non-food items, with partners, to 80,434 people in and around the city of Deir Ez-zor, Syria. Clothing, shoes, bedding, hygiene and mobility items were distributed, together with dignity bags for women and girls, hygiene bags for children and care packs for post-natal women with babies. This aid was sent from the UK. 20 tonnes of food were also distributed in partnership with other NGO’s.