As of December 30th, a country-wide ceasefire came into effect and is largely holding. However, clashes have been observed during the last several days and the continuing conflict activity, albeit on a lower level, highlights the agreement’s fragility.
Evacuation from Aleppo is complete, totaling 36,086 people that are now in desperate need of assistance along with the many more that had already fled. Cold weather conditions are only making things more difficult. We’ve heard from staff on the ground of a few incidents of new-born deaths as a result of the cold.
World Vision has been and will continue to work in the Aleppo Province but the need is overwhelming. We’ve been able to help 2,000 families through distribution of 6,000 blankets, 2,502 mattresses, 1,000 heaters, and 4,000 liters of kerosene all for families from Eastern Aleppo. But the need is massive and we cannot do this without your church’s help.