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Congregational Federation Syria Appeal

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Will your church support our appeal with Christian Aid to help people in Syria?

Christian Aid has a long and strong link with churches in the Congregational Federation. Over recent years we have worked closely with Christian Aid to support appeals in the Dominican Republic (Onè Respé), Nicaragua and, more recently, through Christian Aid’s Community Partnerships programme in Ethiopia, El Salvador and Honduras.

Christian Aid has asked us to work with it again on a new appeal, and we are pleased to be able to do this. The focus for this appeal is Syria, and in particular the challenges faced by young people to receive education and training. Christian Aid has told us:

“Since the start of the civil war in 2011, the country has been torn apart by rival factions. Against this background, essential infrastructure that we all take for granted such as health and education services has been undermined. As a result, the young people of Syria are being denied the chance of a decent future.”

In response to this, Christian Aid has been working with local partners in Aleppo, Idlib, and Eastern Ghouta to improve education and individual development and foster resilience in the Syrian population. It has asked churches in the Federation to help them with this and we have pledged to raise £12,000 by 2020. Thanks to match funding from the European Union every pound we raise will be matched by a further £9 from the EU. This means that if we can raise £12,000, this will be worth an amazing £120,000 to Christian Aid and its partners.

To support our fundraising, Christian Aid will be sending project information and updates over the next couple of years. The first of these is the poster which can be downloaded via the link above right.