The Syrian conflict is entering its seventh year and more than 465,000 Syrians have been killed in the fighting. More than a million have been injured and over 12 million Syrians have been displaced by the conflict (*Source Aljazeera News 2017).
Unfortunately at this time due to certain stipulations laid out by the Charity Commission we no longer send aid out to Syria.
Container No 1
So, it began, our very first container left Plymouth on Monday 15th February 2017 at 1pm. The South West came together to collect and donate aid to fill the very first OHOB container. We spent many weeks collecting and sorting items at Quickstore Plymouth (now Big Yellow Storage), Wadebridge Refugee Aid Project donated 4 van loads of much needed items. With the help of the amazing guys at Quickstore we filled the container in 3 hours.
Container No 2
Container No 2 left Saltash Quickstore in May 2016. Once again, the generosity of the South West was amazing – individuals, groups, businesses and organisations came together across so many towns, cities and villages to show their support of the refugee crisis and donate items to fill the container. 5 weeks after the container left Saltash it arrived in Syria.
Container No 3
We made it to number 3, August 2016 was a great occasion, we had surpassed anything we thought we would achieve, and with the help of the many beautiful people of Devon and Cornwall we were once again able to send aid into Syria.
Container No 4
Our 4th Container for Syria left from Saltash QStore (formerly Quickstore) on December 12th 2017 filled with essential food, clothing, medical and baby essential items. The container arrived in Syria in January and was distributed across the refugee camps. This was our final container to Syria.