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Partnership between the Order and Samara’s Aid Appeal

To help enhance our humanitarian work amongst the victims of the conflict in the Middle East, the Order has entered into an important new partnership with Samara’s Aid Appeal. This project was set up by Samara Levy to give practical assistance to the innocents suffering in northern Iraq: the women, elderly and young children who are frightened, cold and hungry in tents, churches, schools and abandoned buildings and struggling to survive the bitter winter.

Samara started in 2014 by collecting aid material for another charity and wanted to do more. She has grown from filling boxes of aid material and clothing to filling lorries and containers full. Her organization went from a single person doing the work to networking with 3-4 churches and having them act as staging areas to collect, perform quality control, package, catalog and label everything.

She is sending lorries full of clothing and other necessities to Iraq, and buying and sending containers to Syria which are then converted into mobile hospital units. She has local contacts in 4-5 northern Iraqi cities that help distribute the containers.

Since October 2014 Samara and her colleagues have sent:

  • 62 consignments (articulated lorries and containers) of humanitarian aid to Iraq, Syria and Jordan
  • 11 ambulances to Syria
  • 3,000 first aid kits to Syria
  • 1,000 care packs for pregnant/post-natal women, babies, families and women that have escaped ISIS

They have opened three hospitals in Syria and also have plans to convert 9 containers into hospital units.

Samara’s work has the strong support of Canon Andrew White, the Spiritual Protector of the Order, and the project relies on carefully constructed logistics and supply chains.

To assist, you must apply for the information pack from Samara directly and subsequently register with her if you plan to collect.

What is needed are packed boxes of aid in the form of clean respectable clothing, first aid kits that must be in date and other items in accordance with the list that you will get.

Supporters can also put together Care Packs – filling a banana box with essential items. See our page here for details.

The Order has made an initial grant of £500, and we are calling on all members and supporters to get involved in this vital work. Please get together with your friends, colleagues, family and Churches!




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