Canadians Sharing Locally and Globally is working with the Canadian Red Cross actively in Europe, Syria, Iraq, Libya and throughout the region. We work with the Canadian Red Cross because they are able to provide to us focused International Disaster Relief on the ground without administration fees. In other words every dollar we send to The Canadian Red Cross reaches our beneficiaries. We are providing food, household items and life-saving health services to internally displaced persons.
Many refugees and migrants are in need of support in their journey
and our partners the Red Cross of Canada has been responding in countries such as Greece, Serbia, Italy and the former 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.
The Samir family 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 were covered in dust and they were tired. But when asked how they were, 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 was being cared for by volunteers with The Red Cross of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia for the short time they were in the country waiting to catch a train north to the border with Serbia. They were given food, water, and hygiene kits, which include tooth brushes, shampoos, toilet paper, soap, sanitary pads, razors, washing detergent and towels.
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