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Refugee Relief Ynys Môn

Please consider making a regular donation by Standing Order to Refugee Relief Ynys Mon NatWest Account number: 71053743, Sort code: 51-61-14
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Refugee Relief Ynys Môn2 days ago
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Refugee Relief Ynys Môn2 days ago
Yesterday was an extremely busy day for the Syrian families in Arsal, Lebanon. It was time to harvest the potatoes that they have tended and grown for the second year in succession. According to my friend Nour it was an excellent harvest! 300 families will be provided with 20 kg of potatoes as a result. Thanks to those of you who gave so generously to make this project feasible. Here are some pictures of the families hard at work.
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Refugee Relief Ynys Môn4 days ago
Here is an update to our appeal for funds to purchase winter clothing for 34 Syrian orphans who are based in Arsal, Lebanon. Thanks to the generosity of Gwynfor, Betty, Barry and Shaz, we have managed to raise £150 thus far. This sum will enable us to purchase clothes for six orphans, and we are well on the way to being able to provide winter clothing for a seventh child. If you feel able to help us out by making a donation please feel free to use the link pay.rrym.uk where you will find various payment options. Alternately please contact us for details of our charity bank account. Meanwhile, to give you a better idea of The difficulties faced by these children on a daily basis, here is an article written by Nour, a volunteer teacher at the school.

I am an English teacher. I left my country and came to Lebanon to escape the unstable situation of war in my beloved Syria. I worked for several years in schools that adopted Syrian refugees in Arsal, Lebanon. I was always close to my students. We would exchange conversations and I loved to listen to them. They would tell me How they lived and how their conditions were in the refugee community.
The fact that many of the children had lost both of their parents caught my attention. I noticed that these children were hyperactive. Also most of them had nobody to care about their education, their general health or appearance.
In 2021 my friends and I coordinated with one of the organizations and volunteered to do a survey in Arsal, where about sixty thousand Syrian refugees live well under the poverty line. Our goal was to get to know more about these children. How many are there? How do they live? Who looks after them? And where are their parents? The result was shocking to our team. We found approximately 326 unaccompanied children, their ages ranging between 6-12 years. Most of those who care for these children were very old. Often they were grandfathers and grandmothers, who in truth needed someone to look after them! We noticed that most of these elderly people suffered from chronic diseases such as heart disease, hardening of the arteries, diabetes and major psychological conditions brought about by the loss of family members in the Syrian war.
Through our visits we discovered many heart-breaking stories about this group of children. One of the 8-year-old boys told us his sad story about his miserable childhood in the camps of Arsal. Ali lost his father In the Syrian war. his mother remarried, leaving him and his little brother to live in their uncles house. There they were regularly beaten and abused by the uncle and his wife. One day he and his little brother decided to escape from the tent after their uncle promised to punish them when he and his wife returned from their outing. They fled to a nearby mountain in the village where they spent a terrifying night of fear hiding under a rock in the open air. I will never forget the sadness of betrayal and deprivation in the eyes of that child as he told us his story. I felt as though he was a man in his forties, not an innocent little child of only eight years.
We also met a relative looking after two unaccompanied children. He told us that whenever it is time for a meal, his own children always come to the table without invitation, while the two unaccompanied children would sit aside looking at the food and waiting for their uncle and his wife to invite them to the table.
In one of the camps we found a boy and a girl who were cared for by their uncle and his wife. When we asked the girl to tell us her name, she looked at the uncle’s wife with great fear, waiting to be given permission to answer. Meanwhile the daughter of the family confidently answered us about her name and age.
These children are in dire need of care and protection from violence, harassment, child labor and other problems that they inevitably encounter.
Most of the children we interviewed told us that they are illiterate. Many of them are forced into child labour. The elderly grandparents or other relatives pressure the unaccompanied girls to marry at a very young age. Some of them are only thirteen when they marry as they have nobody to take on the responsibility of caring for them.
This is only 1% of what we saw during our survey. If I was to continue writing I would fill an entire book.
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Refugee Relief Ynys Môn1 week ago
During the past couple of weeks a very special school has been opened in Arsal, Lebanon. This small school is dedicated to offering an education to 34 Syrian orphans aged between seven years and 14 years. Most of the children are illiterate having never had the opportunity to attend school. Thanks to six volunteers - three teachers, two admin staff and a cleaner, who are themselves displaced, The children will be taught Arabic, English, mathematics and computer studies. Currently the children attend the school for two days a week. During their stay they are also offered a chance to bathe and provided with a hot meal.
The next few weeks will see the onset of winter in Arsal. Temperatures in the mountains will plummet and heavy snow will begin to fall. We at RRYM would dearly love to help these children combat the harsh winter climate by providing each child with The following items:
Winter jacket $14
Gloves $1
Hat and scarf $3
Blanket $10
Small toy or game $4.
All these items will be purchased in Lebanon, but as ever we can only achieve this mission together with your help. If you would please consider supporting this project by making a financial donation, we would be beyond grateful. Each pack will cost in the region of £25. We will of course be delighted with any donation you feel able to make. Please feel free to use the link pay.rrym.uk or contact me for details of the charities bank account.
To give you an idea of the children we are trying to help, I include an excerpt written by one of the teachers at the school: One of the 8-year-old boys told us his sad story about his miserable childhood in the camps of Arsal. Ali lost his father In the Syrian war. his mother remarried, leaving him and his little brother to live in their uncles house. There they were regularly beaten and abused by their uncle and his wife. One day he and his little brother decided to escape from the tent after their uncle promised to punish them when he and his wife returned from their outing. The boys fled to a nearby mountain in the village where they spent a terrifying night of fear hiding under a rock in the open air. I will never forget the sadness of betrayal and deprivation in the eyes of that child as he told us his story. I felt as though he was a man in his forties, not an innocent little child of only eight years.
Many thanks for taking the time to read this post. Let’s hope that together we can make things a little more bearable for Ali and other children who are in desperate need of support.
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Refugee Relief Ynys Môn1 week ago
As some of you will already know, for the past two years it has been a pleasure for us at RRYM to support a small farming project in Arsal, Lebanon. Similar to last year The project has proved very successful, thanks to the hard work put in bye Nour’s husband and volunteers from several other families. with approximately one week to go, the vegetables are about ready for harvesting.

As you will see from the pictures this year’s crop includes potatoes, aubergines, tomatoes, peppers and beans. The produce will be distributed amongst many families in need. thank you for making it possible for us to support this project by donating to our charity. As ever your kindness is very much appreciated.
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Refugee Relief Ynys Môn2 weeks ago
Hi Everyone,I finally have some fabulous news for those of you who so generously supported our library project for Kiangwali refugee resettlement camp in Uganda. 25 large boxes of donated books arrived at the library last Monday. Our librarian Anita, together with our friend Gideon, have been extremely busy registering and stamping the books before arranging them on the shelves. They haven’t quite finished the job as you will see from the pictures, and we still have another six boxes of books in transit, so this isn’t quite the end of the story. but in the meantime I wanted to share the wonderful news with you, along with the pictures taken by Gideon.
I must admit there have been times when the size of this project and the logistics involved have seemed rather daunting for a tiny charity such as ours. A huge heartfelt thank you to every single one of you who has helped us get over the line, either by donating so many wonderful books or by making a financial donation towards shipping costs. You have helped us create the best stocked library for many a mile. This is another prime example of what can be achieved when a few like-minded people pull together.