The civil war in Syria has claimed an estimated 450,000 lives and displaced more than 12 million people in the past five years. These displaced millions have been left homeless and in desperate need of safety. Many have fled the country, making their way into neighbouring countries and across Europe in search of safety, while millions remain displaced internally in Syria as the fighting continues.
In 2016, ACC International Relief responded to this crisis and is participating in a co-ordinated inter-agency response to support those seeking safety. This includes emergency physical relief, counselling, migrant assistance and other services to displaced families in transit countries such as Hungary, Serbia and Georgia.
The drastic escalation of fighting in Aleppo, Syria, has lead to widespread destruction in the city, the loss of many civilian lives including children and an estimated 75,000 people fleeing for safety. In response to this, ACC International Relief is working with Pre-Emptive Love Coalition on the ground in Aleppo to provide food, clean water, bedrolls and other emergency supplies to those fleeing the war zones.
If you are interested in learning more about how your church can respond to refugees within Australia, then follow this link.
For cheque donations, please make out the cheque to ACC International Relief and post to 5/2 Sarton Road, Clayton VIC 3150.
In the unlikely event of this appeal being oversubscribed, surplus funds will be redirected towards a similar relief or community development project.
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