Wool-Aid is partnering with Syria Relief (UK) to support Syrian children who have been displaced within their own country by the conflict. There are over 12.2 million Syrians in desperate need of humanitarian aid, with over 5.1 million of these being children. About 7.6 million people have been displaced within Syria by the conflict. Syrian Relief provides care and support to these vulnerable children in hopes of curbing mass migration to refugee camps in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey.
Syria Relief sends relief containers to Turkey, where they are taken to the Turkish/Syrian border and undergo standard freight and customs inspections before they are met by ground teams inside Syria and taken to warehouses for distribution. Syria Relief is able to reach areas that most others can’t. More often than not, these are the places with the most desperate needs.
Wool-Aid is focusing on warm woolen clothing — especially hats, mittens, and vests — for children age 9 to 12. Balaclava-style hoods/hats are especially welcome. We will also send clothing for other age groups, including clothing and blankets for infants and toddlers. Please see Wool-Aid Guidelines for more information. Shipments and distribution are managed year-round, so items sent to Wool-Aid will be sent to Syria Relief regularly, either for immediate distribution or to be stored until needed.
Mindful that Syria is a country at war, we will avoid sending items in camouflage or red colorways; representational images of people and animals are not appropriate for distribution within Syria.