Heart to Heart International responds to crises around the world, including the refugee crisis. As one of the major humanitarian crises of our time, more than 60 million people have been displaced from their homes due to persecution, conflict, violence, or human rights violations. HHI works with other organizations around the world to deliver medical and humanitarian aid to the women, men and children living in refugee camps.
March 2018 – We believe all children deserve to feel safe, secure and happy. HHI sent 500 One World Play Project soccer balls to children in Syrian refugee camps. Medical supplies were also included in this shipment.
Jan. 2017 – A second full container containing medicines, medical supplies, hygiene kits and family tents was delivered to Turkey. These items recently arrived and are being distributed to Syrian refugees by Orient for Human Relief.
June 2016 – HHI sponsored an event on Sunday, June 26, in conjunction with the Multi Faith Alliance for Syrian Refugees and American Jewish Distribution Committee. This event brought together over 900 volunteers who assembled hygiene kits. These kits were shipped to Turkey and distributed to refugees by Orient for Human Relief. A full container of these kits and medical supplies arrived in Turkey in October 2016. See photos here!
Sept. 2015 – HHI responded to the Syrian refugee crisis unfolding in Europe. An initial shipment of aid went to Greece and HHI placed a team on the ground in Croatia, working with relief agencies and partner organizations to coordinate delivery. Our team visited temporary camps erected along the Croatia/Serbian border, reporting back that although refugees rotate through every 24-36 hours, the camps are overflowing capacity.