There is no question the Syrian conflict has brought about a humanitarian crisis of significant proportions, displacing millions of Syrian men, women and children, with many spread-out across Syria’s neighbouring countries. The Australian Government responded with a humanitarian aid program, contributing over $400million since 2011 (www.dfat.gov.au), and many Australians further contributed (and continue to do so) through generous donations via charities and non-government organisations. These funds are very much needed and through our work at NAEM we are able to complement Australia’s aid efforts to particular targeted families for a specific purpose.
At NAEM our projects are more than just providing funds for families. Our mission and purpose are clear; we are providing funding and delivering support programmes to keep children in school and empowering our focus families to work towards supporting themselves through programs that teach new skills leading to self-reliance.