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Starving to death in Yarmouk

Creator: Peter Pollard & Namlebee Team

Starving to death in Yarmouk

Starving to death in Yarmouk

CLARIFICATION

We do not consider crowdfunding a solution for the shocking realities which Yarmouk residents are living under. The solutions will come, in the greater part, from a large-scale involvement and decision-making process, from those, who are powerful enough for changing events on the ground, that is, the so-called political, international community and its different bodies, for mediation and aid.
 

Therefore, all money raised for Yarmouk by this campaign, will only partially alleviate, the tremendous suffering of those thousands, trapped in Yarmouk, with very limited food and medicines. It is also our hope that this campaign, will help to prevent the tragic events in Yarmouk, from falling into oblivion and to keep pushing, for a real solution, to be found.
 

100% of the money raised in this campaign, will go directly to the Jafra Foundation, one of the few organizations granted access to the camp and given permission to distribute food and medicines, to the residents of Yarmouk Camp. Jafra fully agrees with this campaign, and below you will find its most recent appeal to the international community.

For obvious reasons, Namlebee crowdfunding platform waives its 5% fees for this campaign.


We would also like to remember friends and colleagues of Jafra, lost and detained by the conflict:

- Osman Hussein, a volunteer with Jafra in Yarmouk Camp. Murdered by a sniper whilst attempting to save another persons life.  On December 21, 2012.

- Khaled Bakrawi, one of the leading and founding members of Jafra Foundation. Detained by Syrian authorities since January 19, 2013

- Maher Al Jageh, a volunteer with Jafra in Yarmouk and detained by Syrian authorities since September 22, 2012.

Lest we forget. 

Please, let us spread this campaign to everyone we can.

Many thanks.


Peter Pollard, Service Civil International Volunteer and

The Namlebee Team.




URGENT APPEAL (MAY 2014)


In Yarmouk Camp, once the largest Palestinian camp in Syria, the imposed long-lasting siege since July 2013 has so far resulted in the tragic death of 154 people due to starvation, malnutrition and a lack of medicine and medical supplies. Despite the displacement of thousands of residents, there are still 25.000 – 30.000 civilians trapped inside the camp. Daily they experience what can only be described as one of the worst humanitarian tragedies in Syria.
 
Yarmouk Camp is now a symbol of destruction for the Palestinian community. Though a multitude of issues persist which further deteriorate the situation, it is the lack of food and medicine – the mere struggle for survival – which is of greatest concern and priority.
 
In January 2014, local authorities gave permission for food to enter the camp for the first time in 10 months. UNRWA and several local NGOs were able to distribute 12.400 food baskets in addition to 7.000 food bags – which was critical support but still far from enough to cover the community in need. An UNRWA food basket is sufficient for one family, comprising of 5 members, for a period not more than 10 days.
 
Jafra Foundation is one of the main NGOs in Yarmouk with permission to enter food bags, along with the distribution of food baskets, to people and families that either do not possess required documents or who are not registered with UNRWA. Each food bag contains marmalade, halvah, dates and two packs of bread sufficient for one person for 10 days as supplementary food. Jafra distributed 6.000 in March, before food distribution was stopped due to conflict for 10 days.  Since 23-4-2014, distribution has fortunately resumed, and Jafra now also has permission to include two baby milk cans in every food bag.

 
Jafra Foundation aims to distribute the largest possible quantity of food bags to Yarmouk Camp. The aim is to cover the nutrition needs of affected families for at least one month, to help ensure that in case food distribution is prevented again, families can survive for at best a month which is around 10000 food baskets and 10000 food bags per month.
 
Until now, Jafra Foundation has fortunately received the needed support for food distribution.  However, it is sadly now running out of funding for this life saving effort to continue.
 
Jafra Foundation is in urgent need of approximately 20.000 USD daily for the distribution of food bags and baby milk in Yarmouk. Additionally, Jafra has received permission to distribute 10.000 food baskets for 10000 families.

 
We address this appeal to anyone that can support the continuation of the food distribution on a daily basis, so as to cover all urgent nutritional needs of families that are starving to death in Yarmouk.
 
We address this appeal to all organizations, international agencies and individuals that wish to assist the food distribution in Yarmouk Camp. Any donation, in kind as well, is welcome and will provide lifesaving help and relief to community that lives through dreadful conditions for too long.
 
30.000 lives in Yarmouk Camp depend on your direct support and action.
PLEASE…. Share and circulate this appeal to any person or organization that can support Yarmouk Camp.
 
Jafra Team in Syria
 

Jafrafoundation@gmail.com      
wesamsabaaneh@gmail.com

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Peter Pollard is a non emergency ambulance driver from the UK and a volunteer with the NGO 'Service Civil International' (SCI)

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