How IOCC is helping in Syria:
Syria’s neighbor, Iraq, has been at war since 2003. The violence forced thousands of Iraqi families to leave their homes. Many crossed the border into Syria hoping to find a safe place to live. Syria is now facing the same violence in their own country and families are leaving their homes and all their belongings behind just to find a safer place to live.
IOCC and the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East are working together in Syria to help improve the lives of these families struggling to stay safe. Thousands of families have received emergency kits filled with food and portable stoves for cooking and mattresses and blankets for sleeping.
IOCC has also provided schoolchildren with kits containing notebooks, scissors and pencils to help with their learning, and provided support to help them stay in school.
How you can help:
1) Pray for the children of Syria, and their families.
2) Ask an adult to send a special donation on your behalf to help provide food, shelter and clothing for people served by IOCC.
(Adults: click here to make a donation online).