Although the world may not be able to agree on the best solution to the political crisis in Syria, we can't stand idly by without helping to ease the suffering of vulnerable people and families.
As the conflict in
Syria shows no sign of ending, the exodus of refugees from Syria continues on
and the number of displaced people continues to climb to epidemic proportions.
For most of the refugees, the journey is a desperate one filled with trials that are especially extreme on women and children.
According to the United Nations, “Many Syrians have been forced to leave their homes, often multiple times, making Syria the largest displacement crisis in the world with 7.6 million people internally displaced and almost 4 million people registered as refugees in neighbouring countries.”
While some Syrian refugees are still relatively close to home, in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon, others have travelled farther afield in hopes of reaching a receptive European nation.
What the refugees encounter, upon reaching the European Union gateways
of Greece or Macedonia, is almost always a situation where their basic needs
for food, rest and human dignity are inadequately catered for. Yet their need
is immediate and very real.
We are committed to assisting Syrian refugees - We aim to provide support and comfort that will aid them on their journey to a better life.
For refugees in Lebanon, we have delivered 100's of tonnes in food aid as well as tents, blankets, mattresses, warm clothes, shoes, and other hygienic necessities.
We have delivered tens of thousands of bags of bread, bottles of water, soup, tents and hygiene packs to refugees in Turkey, Greece and Macedonia.
We have also assisted refugees settle in Australia.
Ausrelief Needs Your Urgent Attention to Aid Rohingya Refugees in Crisis
Currently in Myanmar, the Rohingyas, a stateless people that have been denied citizenship despite it being their homeland for generations, have faced continuous hardship and persecution forcing hundreds of thousands to seek asylum in neighbouring regions.
The current population of 1.3 million Rohingya’s that reside in the Rakhine state (formerly Arakan) are denied state education and civil service jobs as well as continuous ill-treatment and torture, which has been described by UN officials as an unfolding ethnic cleansing of this people.
As the situation unfolds, and with your continued support, we will continue to provide practical aid that meets the needs of refugees.
Please help us supply the relief they need.