02 Lions Tackle the Plight of Refugees around the World

Lions Tackle the Plight of Refugees around the Worldmore than 60 million people displaced

As the refugee crisis continues, Lions Clubs across the British Isles and Ireland have launched five special appeals to help save the lives of refugees around the world. The appeals have been set up in a bid to help refugees who are preparing to face the gruelling winter months and those who are in need of specific items to survive. Many displaced families don't have the protection to withstand the cold spell, leaving them at risk of hypothermia, pneumonia and other deadly diseases. It’s hoped the public will support the Lions appeals, helping to see many refugees through the winter months.

The five appeals being promoted right here on our giving website www.lionsgiving.org include a call for donations to cover the cost of UNICEF winter blankets for child refugees and for funds to help purchase UNICEF tents that make child friendly spaces within refugee camps. There is also a general disaster appeal for the world’s refugees, a specific appeal for funds to cover the cost of items urgently needed by those in Serbia and an appeal for funds to develop a medical centre for refugees in Norway.

Simon Moss, Chair for Lions Clubs International: British Isles and Ireland commented: “The refugee crisis is global and we know that more than 60 million men, women and children have fled their homes. Many have been forced to leave their country in order to escape war or persecution.

We decided to launch five appeals so that people can donate to a specific cause, rather than a general appeal if they prefer. Any amount, no matter how small, will help us to make a difference. Winter blankets for child refugees cost just £5 and the tents that make child friendly spaces are £1063. With public support we can help these refugees make it through what is sure to be a gruelling winter.”

Please help spread the word by sharing the link to www.lionsgiving.co.uk and using the hashtag #HelpRefugees

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