Many refugees and migrants are in need of support in their journey and our partners the Red Cross has been responding in countries such as Greece, Serbia, Italy
Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Red Cross volunteers are providing refugees and migrants with essential relief items such as food and water, as well as first aid.
Canadians Sharing is working with the Canadian Red Cross actively in Syria, Iraq, Libya and throughout the region. We are providing food, household items and life-saving health services to internally displaced persons.
The Samir family has just crossed the border from Greece into the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, after travelling for 20 days through Turkey and Greece from their home in Daraa, southern Syria.
They are covered in dust and they are tired. But when asked how they are, the father of the children, Abukushlif Samir (24), and his mother, Fendiye Seyid (47), break into huge smiles. “It is a little bit better here than the rest of the States. This is the first time we have seen the Red Cross and a Red Cross doctor. The baby has a cold and a sore throat. And she gave the other girl medicine for fever and diarrhea,” Samir says.
The family is being cared for by volunteers with The Red Cross of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia for the short time they are in the country waiting to catch a train north to the border with Serbia. They are given food, water, and hygiene kits, which include tooth brushes, shampoos, toilet paper, soap, sanitary pads, razors, washing detergent and towels.
Your donation to Canadians Sharing can help a great deal right now. Please give as generously as you can today! Canadians Sharing will deliver a dollar in financial aid to the Red Cross for every dollar of donations we receive.
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• Sharing your time with us at special events in Canada, South India or in disaster struck areas of the world;
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