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PWRDF Announces $300,000 grant for relief work in Syria region

Maha Haidar, a health and nutrition specialist with International Orthodox Christian Charities, a member of the ACT Alliance, feeds 11-month old Abdul as his mother, Rokaya Al Ali, holds him in the community health center in Kab Elias, a town in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley which has filled with Syrian refugees. Photo: Paul Jeffrey/ACT

January 20, 2016

By Simon Chambers

PWRDF is contributing $300,000 through the ACT Alliance for continuing relief efforts in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.  Ongoing violence in Syria has displaced about 8 million people within its borders, and more than 4 million other Syrians have fled their country, with most of the refugees currently living in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.

PWRDF began relief efforts shortly after the civil war began in 2011, but last year’s focus on Syrian refugees entering Europe, the unfortunate death of Alan Kurdi, and the re-emergence of the Syrian situation on the Canadian political agenda led to an enormous outpouring of generosity from Canadian Anglicans, who have donated $488,605 since September 12, 2015 (the date the Canadian government announced that they would match, dollar for dollar, donations from individual Canadians for relief efforts in and around Syria into their Syria Emergency Relief Fund until February 29, 2016).

PWRDF’s current grant will continue to provide food, water, shelter, clothing, schooling, blankets, livelihood support, counselling and more to thousands of families both within Syria and in Jordan and Lebanon, two of the countries that have welcomed the majority of the refugees who have fled Syria.  At this point, over 20% of the population of Lebanon is Syrian refugees.

You can download a January bulletin insert for Syrian donations [documents_link docid=”392″ docname=”here” link_only=”yes”] .

You can support PWRDF’s ongoing relief efforts in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt:


You can designate your online donation for “Syria Response”.              

 By Phone

For credit card donations contact:
Jennifer Brown
416-924-9192 ext. 355; 1-866-308-7973
Please do not send your credit card number by email or fax.

 By Mail

Please make cheques payable to “PWRDF”, mark them for “Syria Response” and send them to:
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund
The Anglican Church of Canada
80 Hayden Street
Toronto, Ontario  M4Y 3G2

 PWRDF Donations Contact:

Jennifer Brown
416-924-9192 ext. 355; 1-866-308-7973

 PWRDF Humanitarian Response Coordinator

Naba Gurung
416-924-9199 ext. 321;  1-866-308-7973

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