The Jasmine Ball
The Jasmine Ball, taking place on May 6th at the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, has been organised by a fundraising committee made up of some of Ireland’s leading business people. Television Presenter Lisa Cannon, will act as MC at the black tie event. Whilst the Bentley Boys and LineUp Choir will provide the entertainment.
The humanitarian needs of the Syrian people are on the rise. The Irish Red Cross is working closely with the Syrian Arabic Red Crescent (SARC), they are doing their utmost to provide a timely and neutral response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis. It has been six years since the crisis in Syria began. Over 400,000 people have been killed, another 1.5 million injured and nearly 8 million people internally displaced. Four out of five Syrians now live in poverty.
At a gathering in the Lord Mayor’s Mansion house, Dublin – Storyful journalist Razan Ibraheem from Syria, spoke of the devastation in her home country and her hopes for the future of children caught up in the ongoing conflict.
John Roche, from the Irish Red Cross, spoke of the worsening humanitarian situation in Aleppo and the need for access for aid organisations. Mr Roche said, “Brutal and relentless violence has brought the country to its knees. Millions of Syrian women, men and children are in desperate need of immediate assistance”.
On the night, funds raised by the Jasmine Ball will support children and families in Syria. If would like to support the Jasmine Fund, you can donate online to the Irish Red Cross.
— ICRC Syria (@ICRC_sy) April 20, 2017
See you on the night,