The Al-Imdaad Foundation dispatched another convoy of essential flour from the town of Reyhanli on the Turkish border with Syria. The convoy will supply a network of humanitarian bakeries that supply free daily pita loaves to Syrian communities. The December convoy was largely sponsored by the Muslim Community of Isipingo Beach and the greater Durban area.
The Al-Imdaad Foundation’s contribution to this convoy forms part of its Flour4Syria campaign which is an ongoing project contributing to the flour needs of bakeries supplying displaced Syrians. Critical shortages of wheat and fuel within Syria have meant an escalation of the price of the staple pita loaf to $6 in some areas, making it unaffordable to many families.
The shortages are a reflection of the fact that there has been no healthy agriculture and trade in Syria for the last four years as a result of the sustained conflict. During the winter the intake of staples is usually increased to fuel the greater energy required to warm the body, making the timing of this intervention ideal.
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