UN provide Human Appeal with $260,000 grant for Syria
The UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has approved funding of over $260,000 for Human Appeal to use for their education projects in Syria.
The grant of $261,028 will aid Human Appeal’s work in Syria and allow the charity to continue getting children back into school. Since the conflict erupted, Human Appeal have provided over 28,500 back to school kits and professional psychological support. We have also refurbished classrooms across Syria.
Othman Moqbel, Chief Executive, Human Appeal said: “We’re delighted that the UN is continuing to help us support the Syrian people and we would like to thank them for recognising the importance of our work. We are committed to delivering aid in and around Syria for however long there is need. As well as education, we also provide food, water and shelter for displaced people.”
Currently, 2 million children are out of school in Syria. At least a quarter of schools in Syria have been damaged or destroyed, occupied by displaced families or used for military purposes. It’s estimated that more than £2bn is needed to repair Syria’s education sector.
A huge percentage of children are out of school and desperately need therapeutic support to process the effects of violence they have suffered or witnessed.