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Action Alert - European Refugee Relief

Support the European Refugee Relief

Syria has been ripped apart by more than four years of civil war, and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continues to terrorize the region. As a result, hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere—desperate to start new lives in the West—have streamed through Europe this year in the largest refugee crisis since World War II.

A typical route takes refugees by land or sea to Turkey and/or Greece, then through the Balkans and Hungary, and then onto Austria, Germany, the United Kingdom or other northern European nations. Along the route, many refugees have faced hostility and a lack of support with some forced to resort to journeying by foot and sleeping in public places. In Hungary, refugees and government authorities have clashed and it remains unclear if and how transit countries will support refugees as they travel through their countries.

Samaritan's Purse – Relief supplies.
Save the Children - Relife supplies.
Center for Disaster Philanthropy - Relief supplies and long-term support

Contact Erika Riddle Petrozelli, Director of Donor Services, for information about making a grant from your donor-advised fund or how to establish a new fund to support disaster relief at (610) 351-5353 or erika@lvcfoundation.org.