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University gives a helping hand to Syrian refugees

Coventry Editorial 6th Dec, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

SYRIAN refugees are keeping warm this winter thanks to a generous donation from the University of Warwick.

In September this year, the University donated more than 2,000 unwanted duvets left behind by students to a group of refugees in the Atmeh camp in Syria.

After being loaded into a container, the precious cargo arrived in Turkey this week – just in time for the cold weather.

The donation was organised by the charity Caravan of Mercy, which was established in 2004 to provide international aid to various projects around the world with the aim of alleviating poverty.

Thanking the University for its ‘great act of kindness’, project coordinator for the charity Sameer Ismail said: “For many years we has been providing aid to families in Syria and we now aim to assist the refugees too.

“We’ve been going for around three-and-a-half years by providing food for refugees, milk power for babies and now in the winter months blankets.”

The charity is now appealing to the public to donate £6 for more blankets and £12 to buy mattresses in Turkey to distibute amongst refugees.

Sameer added: “The winter season is fast approaching in Syria and we want to try our best to prepare the refugees for the colder months.”

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