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Syria: The Red Crescent Sends Convoys to Gaza

Today, Syria News Wire reported on the efforts of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent in sending aid to Gaza. The humanitarian group, which is a member of the International Committee of the Red Cross, has been successful in sending 11 lorries of 230 tons of medical products and food to Gaza.

According to Syria News Wire:

The Red Cresent is sending the trucks, after volunteers collected donations from people across Syria. They are carrying medical supplies and food.

They will leave Syria and enter Jordan, on their way to Gaza at 10am on Saturday. If you want to follow their progress, or donate, you can read their live Twitter feed here.

We owe the people in these photos a debt of gratitude. Both the volunteers, for giving their time – and the people who donated, for giving their money.

Anas Qtiesh, a translator for GV Arabic and a long-time volunteer with the Red Crescent, is working on the organization's web 2.0 efforts, providing Twitter updates on their successes, as well as letting followers know how they can support the efforts:


*Note: Due to U.S. sanctions, those living in the United States may not be able to donate to the Syrian Arab Red Crescent. A good organization to which U.S. residents can donate is the Middle East Children's Alliance.

Photographs of the convoys making their way to Gaza have been posted on Flickr:

The Red Crescent has also set up a YouTube channel where they will soon be posting videos of their work, and a Facebook group for spreading the word.

7 comments

  • i hope they reach them.
    but i read on a previous Jordanian based blog,
    *أي من التالي لا يمكن تحمليه و لن يصل إلى
    غزة* ‏

    ‏- السوائل بكافة أشكالها و تضمن الحليب و القشطة ‏
    ‏- تاريخ الإنتاج صلاحية على أقل لمدة 6 أشهر ‏
    ‏- الأدوية يجب أن تكون صلاحيتها اكتر من سنة ‏
    ‏-*أي منتج صنع أو عبء في ( ليبيا , سوريا , إيران )*‏

    ‏*anything of the listed above won’t get inside gaza:
    3- anything made in (Syria -libya -Iran).

    Yesterday i happened to chat to a young man lving in Gaza(May Allah protect him):
    He said:” we are not getting anything, and the things which we are getting are not what we need.”

    i think the news which we are receiving are not valid .
    we need to speak them to know what is truelly happening.
    Regards.

  • we hope that red crescent and all other humanitarian envoys reach the desperate ppl of Gaza.

    blessings to the people of Gaza. May the oppressors perish.

    “the truth is on the side of the oppressed”
    – Malcolm X

  • hamidoush

    Very nice gesture on the part of Syria. It is trully a very consciencious nation. I agree I hope the goods reach their recipients in time. It really shows that the other arab countries do not care that much.

    Syria is a model arab coutry. It has its Golan Heights terretory under occupation yet it does not want to liberated it with war thus avoiding deaths, pain and suffering for its people. Furthermore as this entry blog shows, it care for its Gaza neighboor by proving all this humanitarian goods.

  • أمنية

    thank you, we’re aware of what you said and we’re taking all measure to ensure the donations arrive to those who need them most.

    2 aid convoys have reached Gaza already, I just want to thank all those who donated, or helped in any other way, you guys are making all the difference.

    cheers,
    Anas

  • Sajid Alimohamed

    Salaams,

    I would like to help the citizens of Gaza. Is it possible to go to Gaza to help? I know I can donate, however I don’t feel it is enough.
    Please let me know how I can be more involved.

    Sajid

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