Syrian Refugee Children in Turkey

Turkish frontier... cold, harsh and in need. International Needs has been providing comfort for the Syrian refugees in Turkey. Many of the refugees (most of them children) have seen horrific and terrifying violence.

IN has been delivering food, medicines and much needed encouragement and support to the many thousands of families that huddle together in tents and modified shipping containers. 

This year's winter on the Syrian Turkish Frontier is proving to be a brutal one. Behnan and his team have asked us to help provide 148 children with warm winter coats. For only $40.00 you can help a child keep warm and healthy. The children are innocent casualties of ISIS' war and unfortunately they are the ones suffering the most.

The warm coats along with supplies of food, medicine and other necessities will enable the children to stay alive and to know that people from the other side of the world care for them.

Will you help keep a child warm this winter?

Below is the most recent report from the Executive Director of International Needs in Turkey, Behnan:

"Greetings. These children came from Syria. Some of the children have lost their fathers in war, in Syria. They came with their mothers. They settle in primitive camps, no help from the government. They are in terrible need. They need warm clothes, food and medicine. Last week people from the Ministry of Education came to register the children for school. The parents said no, because the Christians will help us. That was a wonderful witness. We were at the camp last Monday. The people at the camp came to us and said, We fled to Turkey to a Muslim country, but the Christians help us. This was also wonderful.

During our visit to the camp, a lady gathered the children and gave each child a paper and a pencil and said write
or draw what you like. A 12 year old boy who cannot write or read, drew simply a man on the cross. When I asked him, who is this man? He answered, This man is the one who will stop the war in Syria."

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

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