18th Sep, 2019

Leamington group calls for donations after flash flooding hits Syrian refugee camp

Laura Kearns 11th Jan, 2019

SYRIAN refugees caught up in freezing, flash floods are set to receive a helping hand thanks to kind-hearted Leamington residents.

Heavy rain in Northern Syria caused flooding which saw thousands of people displaced from the Ahmet Camp, hundreds of tents washed away and many more filled with water, ruining supplies and contents.

To help those caught up in the disaster, LeamAid – a local group collecting items to send to refugees – is working alongside charity Albayan Foundation to fill a container full of supplies to send to those in need.

Organiser Ben Stevens said: “Due to the recent flooding the situation is even worse than normal – and that’s saying something. It is literally a hell on earth in the camp at the moment so let’s do something to help.”

LeamAid is asking for clean donations of Waterproof and warm clothing, blankets, sleeping bags, tents, sanitary pads, new socks and also food items flour, chickpeas, tinned plum tomatoes and cooking oil.

All donations can be dropped at 196 Radford Road, Leamington on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 February.

Search LeamAid on Facebook to find out more.

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