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Here is the first image of In Our Hearts, 100 tents that arrived at Atamaa in Idlib refugee camp near the Syrian-Turkish border.
These 100 tents will provide shelter for around 800 people. According to our members on the ground, 150 or even more families at this refugee camp still don’t have tents or other shelter.
The timing to get these tents shipped to Atamaa and set up, took longer than expected. This is due to the situation on the ground that makes truck transportation slower and adds to the time it takes to provide the tents to the needed families.
As you can see in the news, recently Assad forces have been bombing the Northern part of Syria, around Idilib. This includes bombing near the border and even into Turkish territory.
The tents that were delivered to Atmaa. Idlib. By In Our Hearts campaign. 15-10-2012
Communication lines have been cut off from time to time, making communications with outsiders difficult. But our team members and volunteers continue to work to provide food aid and tents for shelter to those who cannot cross the border into Turkey. This is still a huge problem as the people in these refugee camps are left behind with no clean drinking water, no food, no winter cloths and still not enough tents for shelter. Plus children have no schools and women have no proper facilities to do cooking and washing of cloths and other normal household duties.
Volunteers building one of the tents at refugee camp inside Syria at Atmaa- Idlib. 15-10-2012
While our team members and volunteers bring these tents and help set them up, they were repeatedly asked, “Who are you, where are you getting your money from and what is your agenda?” We tell them that we are an independent charity trying to help all Syrians who are in need during these difficult times. We explain to them that we are not connected to any political or military group or organization. When we emphasis that we don’t have any agendas, we can tell by their facial expression that they are relieved. This allows them to trust us, so that we can work together to help each other.
Volunteers putting the ground in the tent at refugee in Atmaa- Idlib near the Turkish-Syrian border. 15-10-2012
We want to thank our members and volunteers on the ground for all of their hard work to help provide assistance to these families. Now some families have shelter and a warm place to stay in time for the Eid Holiday and the winter season. Thanks to all of you for your assistance. These families need your support as the devastating situation continues.
In Our Hearts would like to say thank you to Ahrar Party - Syria, for giving us $2,500. These funds will go to buy food and other supplies to help Syrian families who are in need. Also we received 100 tents from the U.S. State Department. These tents will be distributed at the village of Otma at the border with Turkey and will help provide shelter to those Syrian at the border.
These tents and food supplies will not be enough for everyone because the demand for these basic needs are growing as the number of Syrian refugees continues to grow due to the increase in fighting and bombing from Asad’s forces. But these tents and supplies will provide assistance to some families. Hopefully we can offer additional assistance, as well as get other major aid organizations to step in and provide these types of supplies in larger numbers so that all receive food and shelter.
Some news outlets reported 300 people were killed in one day this week. The UN reports that more than 30,000 people have died since the uprising started in March of 2011, some 18 months ago. So there is still an urgent need for assistance. Hopefully you can assist these increasing numbers of Syrian families who need your help during these difficult times.
We also would like to thank the In Our Hearts team members on the ground who will deliver these tents and food supplies to those Syrian families in need. Once again thanks to all those who made this possible, including the U.S. State Department.
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On September 14, 2012 In Our Hearts team members were able to deliver 25 cartons of medicine to a hospital in Idlib Province.
There is not enough medicine or proper medical equipment for the severely injured due to the difficulties of getting medical supplies into the country.
Sometimes most of the hospitals and clinics are targets of the Assad forces.
These injured include, men, women and children. Volunteers are doing the best they can to provide a temporary place for medical treatment before they can be transferred to real hospitals that are considered safe. These people are severely injured from bombings, gunshot wounds and other war tragedies. With small help like this, we can offer them temporary treatment.
Thanks to those who donated this medicine to In Our Hearts so that our people on the ground were able to deliver it to the hospital. Even small assistance like this will make a big change. We hope your support for these people in Syria will continue.
Your help will be remember for a life time.
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In Our Hearts delivered 80 baskets of baby food, pampers, medicine and other supplies to Syrian families near the Turkish border.
These supplies are not enough for everyone. According to a UN report, there are now over 100,000 Syrians refugees who
have fled their homes and many of those still have not been able to make it across the border to safety.
Some are using schools as shelter, while others only have the protection of an olive tree. The death toll continues to increase as Assad forces continue to bomb civilians and their homes. Children are a high percentage of the deaths.
We thank our supporters for their donations as well as thank the In Our Hearts team members on the ground that made the delivery of these supplies possible. Your assistance can allow us to deliver more supplies to the Syrian families in need of our help. It is time to take action!
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In Our Hearts distributed food more than 80 baskets to the displaced Syrian near the Turkish border.
According to our team members on the ground, there are 2,500 people with no tents or clean water.
Now there are many cases of diarrhea due to the unclean water and many cases of
asthma as a result of all the dust, since they have no housing to protect them.
So there is a need for antiseptics, painkillers and other medicines. These problems are in urgent need of a solution. Your assistance and contribution can help make a difference in their lives. Soon winter will be here and these people will have to deal with the cold weather as well. So we need to act now to help save these people. We hope you can join us in our project.
Thank you for your support and thank you to our team members
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Once again, In Our Hearts campaign has distributed more than 200 food baskets to the displaces families in Halab in the rural area of Aleppo.
Thank you to our supporters from the European Committee for Syrian Revolution, and Ahrar Party – Syria and Syrian Activists.
Without their support we would not have been able to
help all of these families.
As you can see from this video, the children and families have big smiles after
receiving the food baskets from In Our Hearts.
This small gift of support helps brighten their day and outlook for a better future for Syria. In Syria, food supplies are low and prices are high, which has made it even more difficult to get these food basket into the hands of the right people. We hope you continue to support us to allow us to give more help and smiles to those who need our help in Syria.
Thank you to our In Our Hearts’ supporters and team members. As they all worked hard to make this happen.
Eid Mubarak to everyone, especially to those in Syria who are still struggling due to the Revolution. Some families have lost their loved ones, while others have been displaced from their home. In Our Hearts team members are organizing aid for Syrian families during the Eid holiday season to help those in need, to make sure they know that somebody still cares about them and let them know they are not alone.
In the last 2 months, In Our Hearts team have been able to collect more then $12,000 in donations from different people and organizations in Europe, USA and the Middle East. We are thankful for their kindness that has allowed us to help more then 400 Syrian families so far. We hope that you continue to support us and our work to help Syrians. Also thanks for your understanding for our projects that sometimes take longer then expected due to the difficult situation in getting the food and other types of aid into Syria. Thanks also to our team members who risk their lives in delivering the aid into Syria.
We wish you all have a happy Eid holiday