http://www.onenationuk.org is a UK-based charity working locally and internationally to support relief projects. They have been providing international relief with financial and humanitarian assistance in Syria, where in April 2016, they were distributing Sal's Shoes.
Sal's Shoes winter footwear finding new feet during a severe winter in Syria in December 2016 . . . lots of sandals were swapped for lots of boots with http://www.muslimsinneed.org.
Samara's Aid Appeal
In December 2016 temperatures in Syria plummeted. There were snowstorms. Displaced children were severely under dressed and could not escape the snow and mud in their tent living conditions. Sal's Shoes winter footwear and other essential aid items were offloaded by http://www.samarasaidappeal.org
Sal's Shoes winter footwear have been finding desperately in need new feet in Syria in February 2017 thanks to http://highwycombehelping.wixsite.com/hwhelpingothers and https://www.onenationuk.org
In March 2017, Sal's Shoes winter footwear found new feet alongside the distribution of other winter aid items with http://www.samarasaidappeal.org amongst young IDP's in the Latakia Mountains in Syria 👣
Khubit Al Gooz Medical Centre
Feet in shoes are protected feet. Feet protected from injury and in areas of low sanitation the spread of infection. In April 2017, Sal's Shoes alongside vital medical equipment from http://www.npac.org.uk have been offloaded at Khubit Al Gooz Medical Centre in North Syria. www.rahmarelief.org
Kurbit Algoos, Idlib
In September 2017, Sal's Shoes went back to school in Aleppo, Syria, with http://www.samarasaidappeal.org. Shoes were distributed to displaced children - either those going to school for the very first time or those returning for the first time in many years now that it's deemed safe to do so.
Thanks to http://www.samarasaidappeal.org, in October 2017 Sal's Shoes and clothing have been distributed to 225 displaced families living in the north eastern part of the governorate of Damascus, Syria.
Sheikh Maqsood, Aleppo
Sal's Shoes found new feet in Syria in November 2017 with http://www.samarasaidappeal.org 42 families were displaced when a terrorist group took the area of Sheikh Maqsood in Aleppo. They have been living in a deserted school for six years since their area was taken. This terrorist group arrived in their neighbourhood and started beheading people who wouldn’t join them. Around 35,000 people fled and now they have nothing to go back to. Their rooms have no glass in the windows and none of them have doors, just a blanket covering the opening of their rooms. There are between 5-13 living in each small room. The toilets are just holes in the ground. Some of the children had no proper shoes, just flip flops.
The New Forest and Hampshire Show attempted to break a world record at the 2016 Show which took place in Brockenhurst, Hampshire for ‘The Most Wellington Boots Thrown Simultaneously’. For the World Record attempt, https://www.joules.com kindly donated 500 pairs of wellington boots for participants to use. Despite being unsuccessful at breaking the world record, we were delighted to be donated the boots in May 2017. In November 2017 they started finding their new feet with http://www.samarasaidappeal.org in Syria at an informal camp where people having fled Aleppo have now set up makeshift homes. Many of them were barefoot or in broken flip flops and winter is rapidly approaching.
Sal's winter Shoes, including a large donation of snow boots from https://www.muddypuddles.com, have been finding their new feet amongst the children of Deir Ez-zor, Syria, in December 2017 with http://www.samarasaidappeal.org. Winter temperatures drop below zero in Syria, and there were barefoot children at our distributions.
Tal Al Abbas
In February 2018, Sal's Shoes were finding their new feet at Tal Al Abbas a Syrian refugee camp in Akkar in the northernmost governorate of Lebanon close to the Syrian border 🇱🇧 thanks to Ahla Fawda, a local NGO 👣
In May 2018, Sal’s Shoes have been finding their new feet in Idlib, Syria 👣
East Ghouta near Damascus
In June 2018, Sal’s Shoes have been finding their new feet in East Ghouta near Damascus, Syria 🇸🇾 with http://www.samarasaidappeal.org.
Sal’s Shoes footwear for outside wear and Sal’s Shoes slippers for inside the communal tents and disused buildings they are now sheltering in.
These people have lived through years of horrific siege including shootings, bombings, imprisonment, torture and many other atrocities 👣
Al Ghouta, Damascus
In August 2018, thanks to http://www.samarasaidappeal.org/ working alongside local partners, Sal’s Shoes have been finding their new feet in Al Ghouta, just outside Damascus, Syria 🇸🇾
Sal’s Shoes are walking again amongst displaced families who fled from their homes in East Ghouta. Family sizes ranged between five and fifteen people with an average of ten, including extended family.
Distributions were carried out in areas including Adra, Al Nashabia, Herjalla, Tal Al Nasir, Al Dwir, and Al Kiswa. The majority had arrived in these camps in the early part of 2018, whilst some camps contained families who fled when their homes were first taken by jihadists. These families arrived with what they could carry on foot, which in many cases were their small children. Many arrived with nothing except the clothes they were wearing.
Most families are crammed into communal buildings and structures, small rooms, tents, and tarpaulin structures. Some families are accommodated in public buildings and schools with large numbers of people living side by side in very small spaces. Most of these camps and settlements are overfilled far beyond their capacity with the displaced people having made their own makeshift shelters from plastic sheets and tarpaulins held together with ropes, stones, pieces of wood and mud. Many of these are set up against the sides of buildings and in wasteland to accommodate the enormous influx of people who fled through the humanitarian corridors from East Ghouta during the intense bombing and fighting as the siege was being broken earlier this year.
Significant numbers of the children in these camps had no footwear and roamed the camp barefoot. Some children were seen walking through the camps with just one oversized shoe or sandal, while other children were seen around the camps wearing odd shoes (one shoe and one sandal) of significantly different sizes.
Thank YOU for playing a part and making such a difference 👣