Update for Operation SA

Update for Operation SA

Submitted by Islamic Relief SA on 24 January 2017

“Emergency assistance for Aleppo families”

The Islamic Relief team inside Syria has responded with humanitarian support to the hundreds of families that have fled Aleppo since mid-December 2016, and has assisted their re-settlement in makeshift camps on the outskirts of Aleppo City and Idlib.

This relief operation titled “Emergency Response to new displacement from Eastern Aleppo City” is aimed at providing immediate life-saving assistance and support to displaced the population, , alleviate their suffering, and ensure their health, dignity, safety and well-being.

The programme, jointly funded by Islamic Relief Worldwide partners; including Sweden, South Africa, Switzerland & Australia, aims to assist 200 Families (1000 individuals) through distribution of Shelter and NFI kits and 6000 families (30,000 individuals) with WASH activities, mainly hygiene kit distribution, water trucking and solid waste deportation over a 6 month period.

The OperationSA funding of one million ZAR has been directed towards expanding these current operations. Islamic Relief South Africa matched the donation by OperationSA Rand for Rand and subsequently transferred an amount of 2 million ZAR to IR Syria Mission via IR Worldwide on 09 Jan 2017.

A comprehensive report will be provided on completion of the operation.

For interim updates, kindly contact Abdullah Vawda on Abdullah.Vawda@islamic-relief.org.za or telephonically on
+27 11 8361054

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