Just 60 miles from Aleppo in Syria, Gaziantep in Turkey is now home to a huge proportion of the 2.7 million Syrian refugees in Turkey.
On a recent visit there, we met Hungry Little Spoons, a fledgling organisation comprising volunteers from all over the world determined to provide food to some of the refugee families living in abject poverty. Help Refugees wanted to support them in this wonderful endeavour and provided spices, rice and other foodstuffs to get them going. As they establish themselves we will be providing continued help and support. This week we received the news that their very first food distribution has taken place and over 130 dishes of hearty nutritious soup were handed out. Most of the recipients were children under 15 years old, but some collected several portions and took them back to their families. All the food was gone in just twenty minutes.
Do watch this video to see how they got on.
Hungry Little Spoons hope to soon increase their distribution of food to 300 people a day.
We can help you help refugees in Turkey via projects such as these. Please donate here: http://mydonate.bt.com/charities/helprefugees
We would not be able to do our work without your support and kindness. Many of the refugees we help are fleeing the conflict zones of Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. Others are trying to escape political oppression in countries like Eritrea. All are human beings like us. As well as providing immediate physical assistance, we want to help refugees maintain their dignity.
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