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Syrian children from the SOS Children's Village Damascus donate for the earthquake victims in Aleppo
Clothes for Aleppo

Children help children

The devastating earthquake in Syria also shocked the children from the SOS Children's Villages in Damascus.

To support children affected by the violent earthquake that hit Syria and Turkiye on 6 February, children from the SOS Children’s Villages in Damascus collected some of their belongings and pocket money to donate them.

Children checked their closets and wallets and took some of their belongings to the staff of the children’s village, wrapped them and got them ready to be sent to Aleppo.

“I want to donate. I have pocket money, and I do not need it. There are children who need it more than me. Please take it,” Hana*, 13, says while giving all the money to her SOS mother for donation.

“I hope they like this jacket; it is my favourite one,” she says, while helping to pack clothes to send to Aleppo. “I’ll be so happy to know that a child will be warm when he wears it.”

SOS Children’s Villages in Syria has launched an emergency response to assist approximately 25,000 people with their immediate needs, as well as to provide longer term support to strengthen families and restore their livelihoods after the devastating earthquake.