On the banks of the Nile River in the shadow of the great pyramids of Giza in Egypt a new city has grown

The city is called Sixth of October and is the technological Centre of Egypt. Among the high class hotels, glass office towers and polished universities there is another city. This city is now home to a great number of Syrian refugees.

These families fled the terror and brutality of war and have been flooding into Egypt over the last two years. At present they number around half a million people. Most of these families left everything they owned behind them, in Syria.

Many of them lost one or both of their parents during the war. These are families made up of 4 or 5 young children, with only one parent to take care of them their future looks bleak.

In Egypt, most of them live in appalling conditions. They have not been able to secure any job or work to earn a living.

The harsh reality is that these broken and battered people have had to rely on organisations such as International Needs to receive aid. This aid could be in the form of clothing, food, medicine and shelter and if they can’t get these essentials from us they will simply die.

Your gift of $40.00 will ensure that children like Zohra, Khaled and their brothers and sisters will receive help and assistance.

Will you help us save these children and let them know that they are not alone?

This is Khaled

Khaled's father died trying to protect him, his mother, sister and three younger brothers from ISIS. They now live in the refugee camp in Sixth of October city. Khaled is only 10 years old and as he is the oldest male, now he carries the enormous burden of having to provide for his mother and siblings. He has hired himself out as a labourer and has to work 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm. He is paid a few dollars a week for this. Nathan visited the family and this was his response "when I met Khaled I saw a boy with a broken heart, having to grow up too fast. As Khaled does not go to school he has no future. We helped the family with some money and food. We will follow up with the family and try to help and encourage as much as we can"

Zohra is six

Zohra's mother was shot and killed in front of her as the family were escaping the terror of ISIS. Zohra weeps uncontrollably as she recalls seeing this happen and running for her life. Nathan and the International Needs Team in Egypt visited her recently and this is what he said, "we visited Zohra and her family in the refugee camp; they live in one tent, sleeping on the floor in very cold temperatures. I first met Zohra as she was sitting in front of the tent. She was crying. I asked her what was wrong? I miss my mum was her reply. She then proceeded to tell me her story. Her answer broke my heart. We cannot replace her mum but we can help with giving them food, blankets and medicine."

Could you help us with a gift of $40 to help fund this project?

Please note: Your gift is fully tax deductible by Inland Revenue at 33.3% for donations to disaster relief, community development, child sponsorship and NZ Aid projects. If it is for evangelism, church planting and supporting church workers it is refunded at 6% - being a refund of the portion of administration charges used to run the NZ office.

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