Southampton locals have donated warm clothes, blankets and shoes to help Syria after an appeal was made just 5 days ago.
UK-based charity, Children In Deen will be convoying supplies to Syria from South London tonight. The charity aims to deliver winter essentials directly to those affected by the Syrian civil war.
In June, the UN stated the death roll in Syria exceeded 100, 000 and with Syrians facing freezing conditions, aid is now even more crucial.
Nadia Ditta, owner of Nadia’s Clothing, Derby Road, offered her store as the drop off point for donations.
She said: “I saw a message sent through WhatsApp and heard a convoy to Syria was leaving from London. Southampton haven’t really managed something like this so the least we could do is get stuff to London.”
“I thought it would make sense to use my shop as it’s open all day and it’s at the centre of the community.”
Children In Deen will continue convoying supplies for their winter appeal in January.
To find out more about supporting Children In Deen go to childrenindeen.org
- Syria focus of global UN appeal (radionz.co.nz)