Syria and Philippines – our members and friends have again answered the call!

ElectricAid’s Special Appeal for Syria and the Philippines has been an outstanding success. This is not our success but yours – the entire ESB and EirGrid communities. From the widow’s mite and the pensioner’s fiver, to the hundreds of very generous contributions (some of 4 figures), right up to ESB’s generous matching contribution, the Appeal rolled up to €112,000 so far (on 10.01.2014)  – a magnificent result, far beyond our initial target of €50,000.

Collecting money is all very well, but it has to be used well – and quickly. We have already committed €110,000 of the proceeds, on top of another €38,000 raised and spent for Syria earlier in the year. The table below gives a full accounting of all monies spent for Syria & the Philippines since 01.01.2013. Our later funding in the Philippines have moved on from “first-aid” disaster relief to reconstruction of homes, the top priority identified by the people themselves.

We are also very happy with our choice of partners – we are satisfied that they are doing badly-needed and effective work on the ground for the stricken people of Syria and the Philippines. None of this work would have been possible without your generosity. On behalf of ElectricAid, our NGO partners, and most of all, the people of Syria and the Philippines, thank you, one and all.

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Syrian Funding

Agency Description Amount Paid
GOAL Emergency response for IDPs in Syria 6450
Concern Syria Response – services for refugees & IDPs 7500
Irish Red Cross Syria Response – services to refugees & IDPs 7500
UNICEF Syria Response – additional funding for IDPs & refugees 3000
Oxfam Ireland Syria Response – additional funding for services to IDPs & refugees 3750
Médecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) Syria Response: Contribution for emergency medical care, within Syria & in refugee camps 3000
Médecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) Syria Response: Additional funding for emergency medical relief work 3000
GOAL Syria Response – additional funding for food & shelter for IDPs & refugees 4000
Médecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) Special Appeal – Syria Response: Emergency medical care for IDPs & refugees. 12000
Concern Special Appeal – Syria Response: Care for IDPs and refugees, Syria 11000
GOAL Special Appeal for Syria & Philippines – services for IDPs and refugees, Syria 5000
Concern Special Appeal for Syria & Philippines – services for IDPs and refugees, Syria 5000
Irish Red Cross Special Appeal for Syria & Philippines – services for IDPs and refugees, Syria 5000

Philippines Funding

Agency Description Amount Paid
Irish Red Cross Philippines/Syria Appeal: Contribution to Red Cross – Philippines. 15000
Christian Aid Ireland Special Appeal – Philippines Response: Relief work in E. Visayas, Leyte. 10000
GOAL Special Appeal – Philippines Response: Emergency relief in Tecloban, Leyte. 10000
PLAN Ireland Special Appeal – Philippines Response: Emergency relief – water, shelter, healthcare 10000
Oxfam Ireland Special Appeal – Philippines Response: Relief work in Northern Cebu. 10000
Daughters of Wisdom Philippines Response: Reconstruction of 100 basic homes, Bantayan island, Cebu 15000
Habitat for Humanity Ireland Special Appeal for Syria & the Philippines – reconstruction of disaster-resistant housing 5000