UPDATED ON 17 MAY 2023
Grateful to the Lord for continuing to move supporters to respond to the needs in Syria, we have decided to allocate an additional US$500,000 (approximately HK$3,925,000), making a total funding of US$650,000 (approximately HK$5,102,500).
To assist more affected victims, we have made the following changes to the original two-phase plan: the number of beneficiaries in Phase 1 has increased from 4,200 households (approximately 16,800 beneficiaries) to 7,000 households (approximately 28,000 beneficiaries), and the project duration has been extended from 1.5 months to 2.5 months. Phase 2 has also been extended from 12 to 24 months, hoping to assist more distressed Syrian refugees.
We are grateful that the first phase of the relief operation has been successfully completed, and we are now proceeding with the second phase of work. We pray for the Lord’s continued assistance to the refugees and for the protection of our partners in their rescue efforts.
UPDATED ON 10 FEB 2023
Praise our Lord! With the rapid response from our supporters, we have decided to provide extra funding, which amounted to US$100,000 (around HK$785,000), to our partner to help more disaster survivors. In total, the fund is US$150,000 (around HK$1,177,500).
UPDATED ON 9 FEB 2023
Consecutive earthquakes hit Turkey and Syria on 6 February 2023, and as of 9 Feb, the death toll has risen to over 15,000, which is expected to continue to increase.
Compared to Turkey, Syria, due to its long-term conflict, has already failed to meet the daily needs of its people, including basic infrastructure and medical facilities. Added to the earlier cholera outbreak and now the earthquake, which occurs in the middle of winter, the already crisis-stricken Syrians are in dire straits.
Syria is desperately in need of assistance. A member agency in the same disaster relief alliance with CEDAR has arrived in the disaster-stricken area in Syria and has seen that the shelters’ heating and sanitary facilities are in shambles. Still, more victims are suffering in the cold and waiting for support. They desperately need food, warm supplies, and hygienic products.
CEDAR has decided to fund US$50,000 (around HK$392,500) to support disaster relief efforts in Syria. Please donate immediately to help the affected survivors and provide them with food, warm supplies, and sanitary products.
The project will be carried out in two phases through CEDAR’s partner and churches in Aleppo, Hama, Lattakia, Tartous, and Homs in Syria:
Phase 1 (Duration: 2.5 months)
Objective: To respond to the urgent food, hygiene and warmth needs of the disaster victims
Number of beneficiaries: 7,000 households (around 28,000 beneficiaries)
Distribution of food: High-calorie food, beans, canned meat, biscuits, sugar and oil
Distribution of hygiene supplies: Toothpaste, toothbrushes, hand sanitisers, laundry detergents, dishwashing detergents, sanitary pads, baby diapers, tissues and towels
Distribution of warmth supplies: Blankets, jackets, pullovers
Phase 2 (Duration: 24 months)
Objective: To provide disaster victims with regular food and hygiene needs for one year to help them through the difficult times
Number of beneficiaries: Over 1,400 households (over 5,600 beneficiaries)
Distribution of food: Rice, wheat, oil, tomato sauce, spaghetti, beans, etc.
Distribution of hygiene supplies: Bleach, soap, shampoo, laundry powder, tissues, sanitary pads and dishwashing detergents
- Winterisation support/ shelter rehabilitation
Banner photo: Medair/Lisanne van der Schor
(Please specify: Earthquake Emergency Response in Syria)
After donation, please send a completed Donation Form, enclosing with cheque, bank-in slip or screenshot of successful payment along with your name, contact phone number and mailing address to us via mail, email or WhatsApp.
- CEDAR is an approved charitable institution and trust of a public character under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance. Please visit Inland Revenue Department website for details.
- CEDAR Fund will issue a receipt for a donation of HK$100 or above for tax deduction. For a donation of less than HK$100, please get in touch with us to issue a receipt.
- Please DO NOT fax any donation information.
If the donation exceeds the above mentioned allocation of funds, the excess amount will be transferred to CEDAR’s ‘Emergency Relief and Disaster Preparedness Fund’. The fund will enable us to respond to immediate needs, and support disaster mitigation in poor nations always being hit by disasters to reduce the amount of devastation.