One year on: Hands Up for Syria Appeal
8th May 2017
The Hands Up for Syria Appeal, which ended on 9 May 2016, raised £4,129,841 from generous donors. Together with matching funding from the Asfari and Said Foundations, which matched donations pound for pound, £8,259,682 was raised for Save the Children, the International Rescue Committee and the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR, to be spent on educating children and young people in Syria and surrounding countries. Click here to learn how Syrian children and young people have benefited from this extraordinary generosity so far.
The total raised was revealed at an event in May 2016 for the Appeal’s donors. Speakers at the event included the British Prime Minister, the Rt Hon David Cameron MP; the President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, David Miliband; and UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Goodwill Ambassador, Cate Blanchett. HRH the Prince of Wales sent a video message of congratulations and support in which he also stressed how important education was to the rebuilding of Syria.