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Canadians Help Syrians

Tali Folkins of Anglican Journal writes (via ACNS):

More much-needed necessities will soon be on their way to families displaced by the war in Syria. The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) on 20 January announced a $300,000 [CDN, approximately £148,000 GBP] grant for necessities of life such as food, water, shelter, clothing, schooling, blankets, livelihood support, counselling and other forms of aid.

The assistance, PWRDF said, will go to thousands of families left homeless by the war, some still in Syria and others now living in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. The grant is being made through the ACT Alliance, a coalition of 137 faith-based organizations for humanitarian aid, development and advocacy.

… “This is how people’s donations for Syrian relief are making a difference,” said PWRDF spokesman Simon Chambers.

Until 29 February 2016, these donations are being matched dollar-for-dollar by the Canadian government for its Syria Emergency Relief Fund.

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Image: Flowers and candles after a memorial service on the beach where the body of three-year-old Syrian refugee Alan Kurdi washed ashore. • Defend International

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