Concern launches humanitarian appeal for Syrian civilians 

 

Concern’s team on the ground is responding to the crisis

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Concern Worldwide has launched an appeal in response to the escalating humanitarian crisis in Syria where an additional 300,000 people are expected to be displaced by the latest upsurge in the conflict. 

Concern’s team on the ground is responding to the crisis by providing food and non-food items such as plastic sheeting, floor mats, solar lights and blankets. 

“The war is raging as the winter approaches when temperatures drop to zero degrees, adding further to the plight of Syrians,” Concern’s Middle East Regional Director Bríd Kennedy said. 

The war in Syria has raged since 2011 with over half a million people killed. More than11.8 million Syrians have been displaced within Syria.

“Every political and diplomatic effort is needed to avert a situation that will result in further displacement and bloodshed,” Ms Kennedy said. 

Concern calls on all parties to the conflict to take all possible steps to bring about a peaceful solution, avoid harm to civilians and ensure humanitarian actors have sustained, unimpeded, and safe access to vulnerable women, children and men in need. 

To donate to Concern’s Syria Appeal visit www.concern.net 

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