More must be done for Syrians
Executive director of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Canada Don Peters says the situation in Syria is likely to worsen, calling for more to be done for the 3 million people displaced by the conflict. In Lebanon, temporary home to 1 million Syrian refugees, Peters observed the desperate need for shelter, food, and medical assistance. To date, MCC has dedicated more than $4 million to providing funds, blankets, relief kits, clothing, and footwear, and supporting peacebuilding programs in Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan. “What struck me was that maybe half of the [workers] we met were themselves displaced from their homes,” says Peters. He asks Canadians to remember the people of Syria and those helping them in their prayers.