It has now been over 3 years since the Syria crisis began and with all the bloodshed and tragedy, recent strikes show no sign of slowing down. For those still inside Syria the daily attacks are still destroying homes, schools and more importantly the lives of thousands of innocent residents. Most recently the residents of Yabroud were the victims of air strikes and thousands have been forced to flee to neighbouring Lebanon seeking refuge.
With this winter expected to be the worst in 20 years, it seems as though the most vulnerable are the worst affected.
The reality is that many are left roaming the streets in freezing temperatures, they have no home, no food, no safe drinking water, no shelter, and are barely clothed to deal with this situation. The United Nations has revealed that over 6.5 million people have been forced to leave their homes. A complete generation of Syrians face the prospect of a bleaker few months to come, BUT, YOU can change this.
Thursday 21st November 2013
Alhamdulillah, HAI has been able to reach the typhoon affected areas and commenced aid distribution. See below to read the latest field report from the disaster area.
Brother Riyad Qasim, chariman of HAI-Australia and Brother Bashar Al-Jamal the Regional Director of HAI-Australia, arrived in Manila on Monday morning. They departed again on Tuesday for Cebu City, capital of Visayas Island and from there they left by car to Bogo City, a 3 hour drive from Cebu City.
Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on Friday afternoon with winds travelling at 315km/hr causing a calamity on its population. The United Nations has described the incident as a “catastrophe” as it stole over 10,000 lives and affected over 11 million people. The people in the Philippines are facing what is described as the worst natural disaster since the Boxing Day Tsunami.
NSW BUSHFIRE APPEAL UPDATE 26/10/2013
As bushfires continue to blaze throughout NSW, our team has been tirelessly working to supply aid to both victims and firefighters. Our first trip last Wednesday took us to the victim shelter in Springwood, where we distributed food and water. Yesterday was our second trip, which
involved the transport and distribution of two full vans of food, water, hygiene kits and sleeping bags to Winmalee and Mt Victoria.