February 22, 2016
By Simon Chambers
When the Syrian civil war started almost 5 years ago, PWRDF began providing relief to those displaced by the conflict through the ACT Alliance. Over the last five years as the conflict and the humanitarian crisis have grown, PWRDF’s response has grown as well, now involving ACT and also the Canadian Foodgrains Bank and our long-time partner Refuge Egypt in Cairo.
Over the last few months of 2015 and until the end of this month, Syrian relief work has been receiving much needed additional support in Canada thanks to a matching program by the Canadian government. Thanks to the generous donations of Anglicans and others across Canada, PWRDF has raised over $525,000 that is eligible for the matching funds. We hope to raise more money by the February 29 deadline.
PWRDF’s work in Syria and the surrounding countries will not end with the end of the matching fund program. Long after it finishes, PWRDF and its partners will still be helping to provide food, shelter, water, education, medicine, and more to hundreds of thousands of Syrian families as they await the opportunity to safely return home.
The work will change, over time, from meeting immediate aid needs to reconstruction and helping people rebuild their communities, their livelihoods, and their lives.
Today, PWRDF continues to work to meet the most urgent needs in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Egypt, including food, winter clothes and blankets; training on sexual gender based violence, entrepreneurship, and health; education for refugee children, and water and sanitation.
All donations received by PWRDF for relief work in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt from individual Canadians between Sept 12, 2015 and February 29, 2016 are eligible to be matched by the government of Canada into their Syrian Emergency Relief Fund, dollar for dollar, up to $100,000 per individual.
You can support PWRDF’s ongoing relief work in and around Syria:
You can designate your online donation for “Syria Response”.
For credit card donations contact:
Please do not send your credit card number by email or fax.
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:
PWRDF Humanitarian Response Coordinator