Syrian refugees are warmed by aid kits from Blackburn

Youngsters on the Syrian boarder received their warmth kits

Youngsters on the Syrian boarder received their warmth kits

First published in News This Is Lancashire: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

MORE than £85,000 of winter aid relief has been distributed to refugees on the Syrian border by Blackburn-based charity Al-Imdaad Foundation UK.

The charity has already built the UK’s first village inside Syria, and delivered more than one million kilos of flour to refugees in December.

Represtatives from the UK charity, as well as Blackburn mayor Coun Salim Mulla, visited the country in December to open the village, and were shocked to find that refugees were suffering under extremely cold conditions.

Many of the refugees, including children, were suffering from frostbite, as they did not even have socks and shoes to wear in sub-zero temperatures.

As a result, since arriving back in the UK, charity bosses launched an urgent winter warmth appeal, which asked people to donate £25 to provide people in Syria with hats, gloves, scarves, shoes, and blankets,.

The appeal, which has been running for just over a month, has so far had a phenomenal response.

International projects co-ordinator, Zubair Valimulla said: “The response has been fantastic from the general public and we would like to thank each and every person that took part in this brilliant project.

“Only with your support were we able to deliver 65,000 blankets and over 18,000 winter kits which includes hats, gloves, scarves and footwear”.

The Al-Imdaad Foundation is a registered UK charity providing humanitarian aid relief with registered offices in Australia, Indonesia Jordan and head office in South Africa.

To view live updates on the distribution visit www.alim daad.co.uk.

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8:02pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Jack Herer says...

Good effort all round.

The common man still has decency in their hearts to look out for their fellow human beings who are suffering to a level we can hardly imagine.
Good effort all round. The common man still has decency in their hearts to look out for their fellow human beings who are suffering to a level we can hardly imagine. Jack Herer
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4:25pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Blue-tonic says...

Well said jack!
Well said jack! Blue-tonic
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4:26pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Just an observer says...

All well & good thoughts here but, what about looking closer to home? we all do it, we all look down on the homeless here in the uk. is it not time to think of, our locals before looking outside. what is wrong in that????
All well & good thoughts here but, what about looking closer to home? we all do it, we all look down on the homeless here in the uk. is it not time to think of, our locals before looking outside. what is wrong in that???? Just an observer
  • Score: 1

7:38pm Fri 24 Jan 14

sen c b l says...

Just an observer wrote:
All well & good thoughts here but, what about looking closer to home? we all do it, we all look down on the homeless here in the uk. is it not time to think of, our locals before looking outside. what is wrong in that????
Sorry your governors can't do that. They're too busy poking their noses in other country's affairs and arming the rebels in the hope they slaughter each other.
[quote][p][bold]Just an observer[/bold] wrote: All well & good thoughts here but, what about looking closer to home? we all do it, we all look down on the homeless here in the uk. is it not time to think of, our locals before looking outside. what is wrong in that????[/p][/quote]Sorry your governors can't do that. They're too busy poking their noses in other country's affairs and arming the rebels in the hope they slaughter each other. sen c b l
  • Score: 2

9:14pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Jack Herer says...

sen c b l wrote:
Just an observer wrote:
All well & good thoughts here but, what about looking closer to home? we all do it, we all look down on the homeless here in the uk. is it not time to think of, our locals before looking outside. what is wrong in that????
Sorry your governors can't do that. They're too busy poking their noses in other country's affairs and arming the rebels in the hope they slaughter each other.
Syria is now the worst human catastrophe since WWII. Do understand how monumentally horrific that is?

Britain isn't arming anyone - even the moderates in Syria who are actively fighting the extremists as well as Assad's brutal regime.

Allowing a tyrant to slaughter his own people with impunity is clearly far worse than Britain poking its in other country's affairs therefore.

Morons like you don't seem to be able to differentiate any conflict from Iraq, and this flawed, self righteous opinion achieves nothing more than ignoring your fellow man in his ultimate hour of need.

Shame on you therefore is the tragic truth.

You should at least have more insight into this than being completely ignorant to the fact that Britain took the decision not to arm anyone, even though the likes of Russia are actively arming a war criminal to destroy a country and its people, and sadly people like you allowed that to happen with your ignorance.
[quote][p][bold]sen c b l[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Just an observer[/bold] wrote: All well & good thoughts here but, what about looking closer to home? we all do it, we all look down on the homeless here in the uk. is it not time to think of, our locals before looking outside. what is wrong in that????[/p][/quote]Sorry your governors can't do that. They're too busy poking their noses in other country's affairs and arming the rebels in the hope they slaughter each other.[/p][/quote]Syria is now the worst human catastrophe since WWII. Do understand how monumentally horrific that is? Britain isn't arming anyone - even the moderates in Syria who are actively fighting the extremists as well as Assad's brutal regime. Allowing a tyrant to slaughter his own people with impunity is clearly far worse than Britain poking its in other country's affairs therefore. Morons like you don't seem to be able to differentiate any conflict from Iraq, and this flawed, self righteous opinion achieves nothing more than ignoring your fellow man in his ultimate hour of need. Shame on you therefore is the tragic truth. You should at least have more insight into this than being completely ignorant to the fact that Britain took the decision not to arm anyone, even though the likes of Russia are actively arming a war criminal to destroy a country and its people, and sadly people like you allowed that to happen with your ignorance. Jack Herer
  • Score: 0

9:16pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Jack Herer says...

Just an observer wrote:
All well & good thoughts here but, what about looking closer to home? we all do it, we all look down on the homeless here in the uk. is it not time to think of, our locals before looking outside. what is wrong in that????
Syria is beyond any suffering seen in the world since WWII.

We can't wait until every Tom, Dick and Harry is living in the lap of luxury in this country before we do something to help those poor Syrians.

Or at least we simply can't think of ourselves as decent in anyway if we do.
[quote][p][bold]Just an observer[/bold] wrote: All well & good thoughts here but, what about looking closer to home? we all do it, we all look down on the homeless here in the uk. is it not time to think of, our locals before looking outside. what is wrong in that????[/p][/quote]Syria is beyond any suffering seen in the world since WWII. We can't wait until every Tom, Dick and Harry is living in the lap of luxury in this country before we do something to help those poor Syrians. Or at least we simply can't think of ourselves as decent in anyway if we do. Jack Herer
  • Score: 2

10:24am Sat 25 Jan 14

Biscay says...

Jack Herer wrote:
Just an observer wrote:
All well & good thoughts here but, what about looking closer to home? we all do it, we all look down on the homeless here in the uk. is it not time to think of, our locals before looking outside. what is wrong in that????
Syria is beyond any suffering seen in the world since WWII.

We can't wait until every Tom, Dick and Harry is living in the lap of luxury in this country before we do something to help those poor Syrians.

Or at least we simply can't think of ourselves as decent in anyway if we do.
This is a very straightforward vicious, evil sectarian war between various Muslim groups.

Its time for the Arabs to sort this out themselves. They have the resources - but they lack the humanity and the will to do. A stone age medieval culture and religion.

Recent history shows with Islam - the West cant win whatever it does.

Its very cruel - but its not one for us to sort out.
[quote][p][bold]Jack Herer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Just an observer[/bold] wrote: All well & good thoughts here but, what about looking closer to home? we all do it, we all look down on the homeless here in the uk. is it not time to think of, our locals before looking outside. what is wrong in that????[/p][/quote]Syria is beyond any suffering seen in the world since WWII. We can't wait until every Tom, Dick and Harry is living in the lap of luxury in this country before we do something to help those poor Syrians. Or at least we simply can't think of ourselves as decent in anyway if we do.[/p][/quote]This is a very straightforward vicious, evil sectarian war between various Muslim groups. Its time for the Arabs to sort this out themselves. They have the resources - but they lack the humanity and the will to do. A stone age medieval culture and religion. Recent history shows with Islam - the West cant win whatever it does. Its very cruel - but its not one for us to sort out. Biscay
  • Score: 0

1:14pm Sat 25 Jan 14

sen c b l says...

Jack Herer wrote:
sen c b l wrote:
Just an observer wrote:
All well & good thoughts here but, what about looking closer to home? we all do it, we all look down on the homeless here in the uk. is it not time to think of, our locals before looking outside. what is wrong in that????
Sorry your governors can't do that. They're too busy poking their noses in other country's affairs and arming the rebels in the hope they slaughter each other.
Syria is now the worst human catastrophe since WWII. Do understand how monumentally horrific that is?

Britain isn't arming anyone - even the moderates in Syria who are actively fighting the extremists as well as Assad's brutal regime.

Allowing a tyrant to slaughter his own people with impunity is clearly far worse than Britain poking its in other country's affairs therefore.

Morons like you don't seem to be able to differentiate any conflict from Iraq, and this flawed, self righteous opinion achieves nothing more than ignoring your fellow man in his ultimate hour of need.

Shame on you therefore is the tragic truth.

You should at least have more insight into this than being completely ignorant to the fact that Britain took the decision not to arm anyone, even though the likes of Russia are actively arming a war criminal to destroy a country and its people, and sadly people like you allowed that to happen with your ignorance.
Don't call me a moron you 'kin 'hit. Just because Britian have now decided not to arm the rebels anymore does not necessarily mean they are regarded as saints. It is the very first decision they took that seriously hampered peace and allowed the Assad regime from taking steps, knowing full well that the most evil government on this planet, Britian, were secretly aiding the rebels and as Iran had tipped off Syria became evident. So don't give me krap as how well informed you are. Continue with your dope smoking you stinking muck.
[quote][p][bold]Jack Herer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sen c b l[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Just an observer[/bold] wrote: All well & good thoughts here but, what about looking closer to home? we all do it, we all look down on the homeless here in the uk. is it not time to think of, our locals before looking outside. what is wrong in that????[/p][/quote]Sorry your governors can't do that. They're too busy poking their noses in other country's affairs and arming the rebels in the hope they slaughter each other.[/p][/quote]Syria is now the worst human catastrophe since WWII. Do understand how monumentally horrific that is? Britain isn't arming anyone - even the moderates in Syria who are actively fighting the extremists as well as Assad's brutal regime. Allowing a tyrant to slaughter his own people with impunity is clearly far worse than Britain poking its in other country's affairs therefore. Morons like you don't seem to be able to differentiate any conflict from Iraq, and this flawed, self righteous opinion achieves nothing more than ignoring your fellow man in his ultimate hour of need. Shame on you therefore is the tragic truth. You should at least have more insight into this than being completely ignorant to the fact that Britain took the decision not to arm anyone, even though the likes of Russia are actively arming a war criminal to destroy a country and its people, and sadly people like you allowed that to happen with your ignorance.[/p][/quote]Don't call me a moron you 'kin 'hit. Just because Britian have now decided not to arm the rebels anymore does not necessarily mean they are regarded as saints. It is the very first decision they took that seriously hampered peace and allowed the Assad regime from taking steps, knowing full well that the most evil government on this planet, Britian, were secretly aiding the rebels and as Iran had tipped off Syria became evident. So don't give me krap as how well informed you are. Continue with your dope smoking you stinking muck. sen c b l
  • Score: 0

4:51pm Sat 25 Jan 14

Biscay says...

Interesting comment - "that the most evil government on this planet, Britain,"

I'm assuming you live in Britain?

And do you think you would have the privilege of being able to openly criticise the govt in the mass media if for example you happened to live in Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Jordan, Afghanistan, Lybia , Malaysia, Indonesia , Saudi Arabia, Turkey et al without wondering if there might just be a knock on the door in the middle of the night?

You could always vote with you feet I suppose - if it's that bad.
Interesting comment - "that the most evil government on this planet, Britain," I'm assuming you live in Britain? And do you think you would have the privilege of being able to openly criticise the govt in the mass media if for example you happened to live in Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Jordan, Afghanistan, Lybia , Malaysia, Indonesia , Saudi Arabia, Turkey et al without wondering if there might just be a knock on the door in the middle of the night? You could always vote with you feet I suppose - if it's that bad. Biscay
  • Score: 0

6:41pm Sat 25 Jan 14

sen c b l says...

Biscay wrote:
Interesting comment - "that the most evil government on this planet, Britain,"

I'm assuming you live in Britain?

And do you think you would have the privilege of being able to openly criticise the govt in the mass media if for example you happened to live in Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Jordan, Afghanistan, Lybia , Malaysia, Indonesia , Saudi Arabia, Turkey et al without wondering if there might just be a knock on the door in the middle of the night?

You could always vote with you feet I suppose - if it's that bad.
It the foreign policy Biscay. We don't see 'them' interfering in our affairs, do you?
[quote][p][bold]Biscay[/bold] wrote: Interesting comment - "that the most evil government on this planet, Britain," I'm assuming you live in Britain? And do you think you would have the privilege of being able to openly criticise the govt in the mass media if for example you happened to live in Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Jordan, Afghanistan, Lybia , Malaysia, Indonesia , Saudi Arabia, Turkey et al without wondering if there might just be a knock on the door in the middle of the night? You could always vote with you feet I suppose - if it's that bad.[/p][/quote]It the foreign policy Biscay. We don't see 'them' interfering in our affairs, do you? sen c b l
  • Score: 0

6:53pm Sat 25 Jan 14

Biscay says...

On the contrary - I see the slow but steady Islamification of Britain .
Having lived in Blackburn for the last 50 years - I have seen a great deal of "interference" in my heritage and culture - all in the name of multiculturalism.
On the contrary - I see the slow but steady Islamification of Britain . Having lived in Blackburn for the last 50 years - I have seen a great deal of "interference" in my heritage and culture - all in the name of multiculturalism. Biscay
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7:14pm Sat 25 Jan 14

sen c b l says...

Biscay wrote:
On the contrary - I see the slow but steady Islamification of Britain .
Having lived in Blackburn for the last 50 years - I have seen a great deal of "interference" in my heritage and culture - all in the name of multiculturalism.
Are you feeling allright?
What are you saying Biscay arming the rebels and prior to that encouraging several Islamic sects to battle each other and to stand up to the Assad regime and protest march was justified just because immigrants settled in your neighbourhood? Well at least that conforms one thing what the Iranians were accusing the west, interfering 845t4rds.
You and other brainwashed muppets are playing with fire sticking your overgrown beaks into something that doesn't concern you.

You are one mad sad evil git and no doubt you've been voting with your backside.
[quote][p][bold]Biscay[/bold] wrote: On the contrary - I see the slow but steady Islamification of Britain . Having lived in Blackburn for the last 50 years - I have seen a great deal of "interference" in my heritage and culture - all in the name of multiculturalism.[/p][/quote]Are you feeling allright? What are you saying Biscay arming the rebels and prior to that encouraging several Islamic sects to battle each other and to stand up to the Assad regime and protest march was justified just because immigrants settled in your neighbourhood? Well at least that conforms one thing what the Iranians were accusing the west, interfering 845t4rds. You and other brainwashed muppets are playing with fire sticking your overgrown beaks into something that doesn't concern you. You are one mad sad evil git and no doubt you've been voting with your backside. sen c b l
  • Score: 0

7:41pm Sat 25 Jan 14

Biscay says...

I'm fine thanks.
I think the men from GCHQ might well be knocking on that door one night soon!
I'm fine thanks. I think the men from GCHQ might well be knocking on that door one night soon! Biscay
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7:59pm Sat 25 Jan 14

sen c b l says...

Biscay wrote:
I'm fine thanks.
I think the men from GCHQ might well be knocking on that door one night soon!
Yeah can't wait !
[quote][p][bold]Biscay[/bold] wrote: I'm fine thanks. I think the men from GCHQ might well be knocking on that door one night soon![/p][/quote]Yeah can't wait ! sen c b l
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9:41pm Sat 25 Jan 14

zabby says...

Jack er u got that wrong,do you not know about Robert Mugabe and his thugs ethnic cleansing robbing raping and looting white farmers,and killing his own kind who were employed by them producing 90% of food for the now starving zimbabwians
Jack er u got that wrong,do you not know about Robert Mugabe and his thugs ethnic cleansing robbing raping and looting white farmers,and killing his own kind who were employed by them producing 90% of food for the now starving zimbabwians zabby
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