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Help us bring refugee families to Yarmouth, NS.
$4,305 raised
22% of $20k goal
38 contributors
0 days left
Ended Jan 19, 2016

Right now, we are in the midst of one of the worst humanitarian disasters of our time. No doubt, you've seen the images and heard the heart-wrenching stories in the news.

Countless families have been affected by the bloody Syrian civil war. According to the UN High Commission for Refugees, almost 12 million people have been displaced by this war that has killed almost a quarter million people – half of whom are civilian.

Those displaced are either still inside Syria, in massive refugee camps, or have been forced to flee to neighboring countries, surviving in overcrowded refugee camps. This crisis continues to grow with no end in sight.

These innocent civilian families struggle every day and need our help.

The community of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia has responded to that urgent call. The Yarmouth Refugee Support Group is a community-focused, non-religion-based group formed in 2009 and has already brought a Syrian refugee to Yarmouth Canada – however, with the need so great, we have to do. more.

Our goal is to bring more Syrian families from inside the refugee camps to our community.

The resources and medical services in these overcrowded camps are falling far short of what is needed and living conditions have deteriorated rapidly.

Just imagine if this were you and your family facing this.

Yarmouth has a long history of welcoming immigrants from all over the globe and today, the town is responding with open arms to this crisis. But we need your help to make sure these families escape the chaos of the civil war.

One Syrian family will arrive here in October, thanks to the $ 11,000 we have already received from caring people like you.

The greater your generosity, the more people we can help.

Please help by donating to the Yarmouth Refugee Support Group campaign. Your donation will change lives today.

The $11,000 previously raised is already earmarked for a Syran family on the way.  This campaign is to fund another family, and so we have started at $0, with a goal to raise $20,000 to bring a larger family.  The Federal Governement has a program (the blended VOR program) where they provide 6 months of financial assistance in the first year, and we are responsibile for the other 6 months, plus all of the start up costs (furninshing an apartment, etc.).  Of course, supporting the family will include much more than money  It will require regular contact and support, language training, assitance with learning the local customs, medical needs, etc.  We wlll be looking after those, and ask for your support to help raise the funds needed to support us in bringing them here.  Thank you again for your generous help!


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