NASIMCO

NASIMCO_Logo-cropped2UNHCR Canada partner NASIMCO made their generous donation in support of UNHCR’s emergency assistance for Syrian refugees and internally displaced people in the Philippines.

Since its inception in 1980, Organization of North American Shia Ithna-Asheri Muslim Communities (NASIMCO) has worked towards providing its member communities and followers of Shia faith in North America, a common structure and framework to meet the religious, cultural and social needs. NASIMCO, within its area of operation, encourages and promotes communities to help alleviate human suffering throughout the world. NASIMCO’s mission is to harness talents and resources available within its member communities for the greater good and global humanity.

Philippines

IDPs line up in a water source at the Grandstand in Philippines. Every day, IDPs collect water in this site despite the long queue. Unfortunately, often the water does not arrive, and now that there is a drought, access to water is uncertain.

Philippines

UNHCR staff facilitating supporting IDPs to register the boats of the fishermfolk in Buggoc Transitory Site in Zamboanga City. UNHCR supports the recovery efforts of the government and promotes self-reliance activities of the affected population.

Greece. Thousands of refugees mainly from Iraq and Syria are stranded at the village of Idomeni near the Greek - FYR of Macedonia border

Women and children wait in line for food at the Idomeni border crossing on the Greek - FYR of Macedonia border.

Greece. Thousands of refugees, mainly from Iraq and Syria, are caught in a vortex of uncertainty as the Western Balkan route to Northern Europe shuts down

Thousands of refugees, mainly from Iraq and Syria, are caught in a vortex of uncertainty as the Western Balkan route to Northern Europe shuts down.

IMPACT

NASIMCO’s support of UNHCR means that more displaced people, many of whom have travelled great distances to reach safety, will receive emergency assistance, shelter, medicine and help with urgent medical needs. In the winter months ahead, this assistance is critical, especially for refugees seeking safety in cold climates who will need survival kits with high thermal blankets, sleeping bags and heating supplies to protect them from the elements.