On our recent trip to Gaziantep in the South of Turkey near the Syrian border Help Refugees helped set up a food programme for Syrian Refugees living in the City, many of whom are homeless.
We joined forces with Geged on the project, a volunteer programme already on the ground helping to educate Syrian refugees and often acting as the bridge to getting children back into school.
Through their work with these children they have seen a need for such a food programme as many Syrians are living in derelict ruins and are struggling to feed themselves.
Geged needed the start up funds to buy the cooking utensils such as pots, pans and gas as well as to bulk buy staple items such as rice and pasta to begin their work. Help Refugees were thrilled to be able to provide this.
We will be continuing to fund Geged’s food programme which will be feeding 300 refugees per meal time. The team on the ground will be making sure that each portion is nutritionally balanced as well as delicious.
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