With the ongoing crisis in Syria, many people have lost their belongings or left them behind. It is mostly impossible for them to buy the basic daily life needs. Our Container Shipment Program is the backbone and foundation that Rahma Relief Foundation (RRF) was built upon. We send regular monthly containers full of vital aid to those in need in Syria and Lebanon. These containers contain a lot of everyday items that we take easily for granted. People in Syria highly depend on aid like this to help them survive through cold, hot and dry weather. These containers consist of food, clothing, hygiene packs, blankets, bedding, furniture, small appliances, etc. These gift in kind (GIK) are typically collected from all over the United States. However, we have also received containers from Germany, Sweden, and Qatar Red Crescent.
Our team members in Turkey, Lebanon and Syria spend tremendous efforts and time in organizing and distributing the GIK to those in need. The GIK are stored in RRF’s mobile and stationary warehouses. Our RRF team members pass out coupons to individuals depending on their family size and makeup. They “shop” around the container and redeem their coupons for items they are in need of.
Number of containers distributed in 2015 & 2016