SA foundation to aid displaced Syrians

2013-08-28 00:00

THE ongoing conflict in Syria has left millions of people displaced and desperate for safe havens. While some seek refuge beyond the borders of the country, not every­one is able to do so.

South Africa’s Al-Imdaad Foundation has embarked on a mission to build a containerised village that will house hundreds of internally displaced families in an effort to provide them with basic needs like food, shelter and proper sanitation.

The foundation is a South African registered NGO that operates in 65 countries and is based in Estcourt.

As a humanitarian aid relief organisation, they try to help those in crisis and non-crisis situations around the world. They have been working in Syria with refugees on the Turkey and Jordan borders since the uprising began in 2011. They currently have an eight-member team working in the country.

In June this year the foundation initiated the village project, which will house hundreds of orphans and needy families in north-western Syria.

Each family dwelling in the village will receive a container home.

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