I’ve just learned about this, and also that the young adult Israeli organization Hanoar Haoved veHalomed, part of Israel’s labor movement, is centrally involved. People are bringing clothes to the organization’s branches around Israel.
You may know others within Israel who would be interested, but may not know about this initiative — please share this as appropriate (and translate if necessary).>> Arieh…………………………
………………………… ……………………Emergency Aid Operation “Human Warmth” is an effort by humanitarian and social justice youth in Israel to provide care for refugees from the Syrian conflict. Right now they are collecting life-saving supplies for the winter. Donate money or supplies. The website is in Hebrew, Arabic, and English.
Israeli Flying Aid, Hanoar Haoved VeHalomed Youth Movement and Dror Israel are leading a nationwide humanitarian effort to collect lifesaving supplies for winter..The effort will collect items such as jackets, blankets and sleeping bags.
Emergency Aid Operation “Human Warmth”
The civil war in Syria has created a severe humanitarian crisis, with millions of refugees and displaced persons in constant mortal danger due to shortages of bare survival necessities. Today, in response to the harsh winter, Israeli Flying Aid, the Hanoar Haoved VeHalomed Youth Movement and Dror-Israel will begin a nation-wide humanitarian operation to collect life-saving winter supplies. The operation will continue until January 10, and will be called Operation Human Warmth – Israeli youth aiding Syrian youth.
A terrible civil war has been raging for some two years on the other side of the Syrian border. Since the conflict broke out, over 160,000 people have been killed, some half of them civilians, including 40,000 children. Approximately 9 million residents – 40% of the Syrian population, primarily women and children – live today without a roof over their heads. Most of the refugees and displaced persons lack basic and critical supplies necessary to survive the cold winter. 27 Syrian children lost their lives due to the recent cold snap in our region.
As a response to this awful situation on the other side of the border, Israeli Flying Aid, the Hanoar Haoved VeHalomed Youth Movement and Dror Israel have decided together to lead a nation-wide humanitarian operation in order to collect life-saving winter supplies, including coats, blankets and sleeping bags.
The project will be led by Israeli youth, in order to aid non-combatant women and children. Beginning tomorrow and until January 10, a nation-wide operation will take place to collect winter supplies. Hanoar Haoved Vehalomed clubs will serve as local collection points. Operation organizers call on the public to join this important project and bring winter supplies to one of the 15 movement clubs in which the supplies will be initially collected (list attached). Supplies will then be transferred to Israeli Flying Aid storage sites. Those donating supplies are asked to follow several guidelines in order to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the refugees and displaced persons who will use the items collected: for example, do not donate items with logos of Israeli brands or Hebrew print. Packaging coordinators will remove all tags from each item. Members and counselors of Hanoar Haoved VeHalomed will lead the collection, packaging and sorting of the supplies.
From now until January 10th, there is a nationwide effort to collect winter gear. Donations can be dropped off at all Hanoar Haoved VeHalomed Youth Movement centers and will then be delivered to Israeli Flying Aid.