News Release from Samaritan’s Purse – For Immediate Release
BUCKHURST HILL, UK (ANS – Feb 12, 2016) — Samaritan’s Purse is pleased to announce funding from DFID (Department for International Development) via the START Network to help the most vulnerable displaced women and children passing through Greece and Croatia during the harsh winter months, where it is estimated that almost 100,000 refugees arrived in December alone.
UK-based charity Samaritan’s Purse is to receive part of a £30m (UK pounds) aid package announced by International Development Secretary Justine Greening, which will be used to provide much needed items to keep people clean, safe and warm on their journey.
Samaritan’s Purse UK Executive Director Simon Barrington says this help is crucial towards the response to the European refugee crisis in these winter months: “We’re delighted to be able to put these funds to urgent use, as we are helping thousands of women and children who have fled the horrors of the Syrian conflict on their long journey through Europe.
“We’ll be providing them with a combination of warm transit shelters; hot showers; clean and hot water; backpacks with blankets, raincoats, food and hygiene items; menstrual hygiene kits; and a small number of pre-paid debit cards for 360,000 refugees transiting through Greece and Croatia over the winter months.”
To find out more about the work of Samaritan’s Purse as they respond to the refugee crisis in Europe, go to: www.samaritans-purse.org.uk
Note: Samaritan’s Purse (UK & Ireland) is an international relief and development organization that works through local churches to proclaim and demonstrate the love of God amongst communities in need in 18 countries across Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
Photo captions: 1) Syrian mother and child all wrapped up for the winter. 2) Much needed help for this Syrian woman and child. 3) START Logo. Logo.
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