Women knit blankets for Syrian people, at "La Cafeteria" cafe in Villaverde del R?o in on October 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ CRISTINA QUICLER
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Working at home or huddled together in cafes, women of all ages across Spain have furiously knitted hundreds of blankets to send to war-torn Syria before cold weather begins following an online appeal for help.The group Friday sent 50 blankets of varying sizes that they had knitted to the Syrian People Support Association, a small NGO in Madrid, which will ship them to camps for displaced people inside Syria.Over 4,000 people signed up to a Facebook group for people interested in making blankets to send to Syria dubbed "The Blanket of Life" since it was launched at the beginning of September.The association, which was founded in 2011, will ship the blankets to Syria at the end of the month.Four million people have fled the war in Syria and another 6.5 million are displaced inside Syria itself, according to the U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR.
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