Crowdwish 173 Actioned.

Today’s Crowdwish was ‘For peace in Syria’.

The Syrian civil war has been ongoing since early 2011 and there is no realistic prospect of peace any time soon.

The vicious internal conflict has cost over 150,000 lives, 10,000 of whom were children.

Countless more children have been injured, huge numbers forced to leave their homes and trek, frequently unaccompanied, over the border in an attempt to find safety.

For the last two years, education has completely ceased for the majority of children and disease, malnutrition and starvation are rife. The United Nations call Syria ‘the most dangerous place on earth to be a child’.

On behalf of those who you who made this wish, we are sending, via the charity Hand in Hand, a children’s care package to Syria which contains:

10 x Packs of Wetwipes

40 x Dressing pads

5 x Fabric plaster strips

5 x Cod liver oils

5 x Selenium

3 x Vitamin C capsules

3 x Chalk and eraser set

180 x Coloured pencils

140 x Felt tip pens

200 x Crayons

64 x Glitter tubes

120 x HB pencils

50 x Coloured biros

40 x mini activity books

50 x Coloured ball pens

20 x Washable chalks

This will go out with their next shipment.

Until tomorrow.