Singapore Red Cross commits US$10,000 to support displaced and affected communities in Syria
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Singapore, 15 December - The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) has committed USD$10,000 worth of relief items to help the vulnerable displaced people in Syria, including those affected by the current crisis in Aleppo. SRC is working with the Syrian Red Crescent and International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement partners, to deliver the much-needed humanitarian aid, including food, hygiene kits, shelter kits, medical supplies, and more.

SRC Secretary General/CEO Benjamin William commented, “The ongoing conflict in Syria has caused the humanitarian crisis to worsen day by day. Even the basic needs of the millions who have been displaced by the crisis are not being met. Currently, food remains the main focus of relief efforts. As much as 40 % of the population in Syria is experiencing food shortages, and there is an urgent demand of food supplies.”

Since the outbreak of the civil war, the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement has been providing humanitarian services to those affected, in areas of emergency relief, health services and medical supplies.

The Movement remains committed to supporting the most vulnerable - 250,000 people who are internally displaced. Besides the more than 300,000 food parcels that were supplied for the needy, the Red Cross Red Crescent is also distributing hygiene kits, blankets, mattresses, sleeping mats, plastic sheets and kitchen sets.

Since 2014, the SRC has been supporting the people affected by this current conflict through our Middle East Response Fund.

Although it has not launched a public appeal, the Singapore Red Cross is receiving donations to support relief efforts for those affected by the Syrian crisis. Donations can be made at Red Cross House, 15 Penang Lane, Singapore 238486, during office hours (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm). Cheques can be made payable to ‘Singapore Red Cross Society’ and posted to the above address. Donations to overseas efforts are not tax deductible.

(Image courtesy of Syrian Arab Red Crescent, Aleppo Branch)