I have been living in Syria for the past two years, in the coastal city of Jableh, north west of Syria. The earthquake happened while I was on tour in Europe, and unfortunately Jableh was among the hardest hit cities.
Tens of buildings collapsed, hundreds were severely damaged. There has been over 700 victims in and around Jableh. Hundreds of families are homeless and spending their nights in tents distributed around the city, especially the local football stadium, schools and public halls.
Many children are in dire need of help. They lack the most basic supplies such as baby formula, diapers, medicine, warm clothes and blankets…etc.
Because of the war, even before the earthquake, electricity is only available 30-60 minutes per day and water is only available every second day. What I want to say is that people were already suffering immensely, and then this devastating earthquake.
I am doing everything I can to help, especially the most vulnerable, the children, by providing as much essential supplies as possible. Of course my resources are limited. Your HELP is much needed and appreciated.
I am really thankful for your support, without it such a campaign would have not been possible.
Any amount helps, even if we reach one more child, the effort is worth it.
In times like these, people around the world should show love, compassion and unity in the face of hardship and despair. And I believe we all ultimately want to help, everyone as much as they can.
This is one of the shelters and aid distribution centers in Jableh. Victims of the earthquake can come here and get a warm meal, a place to stay temporarily and receive aid packages with the most essential food & sanitary items.
Thanks to your donations I was able to participate and help provide 51 packages.
Unfortunately this is (for now) an ongoing effort, your donations are much needed and appreciated.
For your information, this is what each “Baby/Child Survival Aid Package” contains and how much it actually costs to source:
1 bag of diapers costs $3, a baby needs 4bags/month. Total is $12
Baby formula costs $4-5 for a 500g bag. A baby needs 2/week meaning 8/month. Total $32-40.
Food Supplies for a child, $10-40
Warm Clothes worth $15
A warm blanket costs $8-10.
Important medicine, $10-15
100 bottles of 1,5Liters costs $25
Please donate whatever you feel comfortable with, and for the transaction description, please write “HELP”
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Again, thank you all for participating. I will keep you posted with updates on the progress.
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In the last few days, I have bought important & expensive groceries for the local people, packed them & distributed them to earthquake victims, along with reasonable amounts of money. With these amounts of money, they can get by for several weeks, they can pay their rents or help them rent new apartments if their old ones are uninhabitable.
The humanitarian situation on the ground is worrying. So many houses are completely destroyed or uninhabitably damaged. Ruins. Many people lack almost everything. It breaks my heart. We have already started planning & packing many boxes with many important items for the next campaign.
The affected people mostly live with other family members or friends. They, in turn, lack the money to provide for other families. That’s why I distributed many boxes with important food & also appropriate money. As far as possible, I will also rent apartments for the next 3 months for families, hopefully with your generous support. But the problem is that there are hardly any apartments. Many also live in tents, so I am buying them blankets, as the temperatures are still very low.
It is important that your donations are on site. Together WE will certainly not be able to help everyone. But WE will make sure that many families feel better in the next few months. And by WE I mean all the great people who made all this possible with their donations. Thank you ❤️
Syria is really hit hard. People are even happy when you just listen to them and their stories. Many women already live alone because they lost their husbands in the war. Many families have adopted children of relatives or acquaintances because they lost their parents. Individual destinies are really very different and very sad.
I am grateful every day for your donations, which make all this possible. You make things a little better for many people. Thank you ❤️
On a separate note, many people don’t feel comfortable, maybe even humiliated getting photographed in tent-housing accepting donations. I of course respect that and consider it in my pictures.
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