05 Sep WHAT IS SYRIAN WAR ABOUT?
It started from uprising against Assad in March 2011, these uprising were mainly anti-government protests started by secular groups escalating into a full-scale civil war with the involvement of jihadists group from the Islamic state. According to UN Council, over 6,000 civilians have been killed by barrel bombs dropped by government aircraft on rebel-held areas, 7.6 million Syrians have been internally displaced within the country.
Bombings are destroying crowded cities and horrific human rights violations are widespread. Basic necessities like food and medical care is scarce.
WHERE ARE THEY ESCAPING TOO?
The majority of Syrian refugees are living in Jordan and Lebanon.
Neighbouring countries have borne the brunt of the refugee crisis, with Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey struggling to accommodate the flood of new arrivals.
More than 300,000 people have risked their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea so far this year. Over 2,600 didn’t survive the dangerous crossing.
HOW ARE PEOPLE ESCAPING?
Thousands of Syrians flee their country every day. They often decide to finally escape after seeing their neighborhoods bombed or family members killed. Families walk for miles through the night to avoid being shot at by snipers or being caught by soldiers who after being kidnapped are forced to indulge in war.
What’s happening in Syria and across Europe is part of a larger story that affects us all.
Let’s stand in support and rise against the atrocities of war.
Makeshift in your consciousness, your share and support can help the most needy one.
PayPal account of MCF: For small contributions you can donate to us , we will be judiciously donating the collected amount to the authentic organization doing aid work for Syrian refugees.
To donate directly you can get in touch with the following organization’s who are helping them:
The UN Refugee Agency: Provides cash for medicine and food, stoves and fuel for heating, insulation for tents, thermal blankets, and winter clothing.
Save the Children: Supplies food for Syrian kids and supports education in Syrian refugee camps.
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders: MSF is operating three rescue ships in the Mediterranean Sea that can carry hundreds of people to land.
Unicef: Delivers vaccines, winter clothes and food for children in Syria and neighboring countries. The agency is working to immunize more than 22 million children in the region following a polio outbreak.
International Rescue Committee: The group’s emergency team is in Greece, where nearly 1,000 people are arriving per day.
World Food Programme: The agency says it is struggling to meet the urgent food needs of millions of displaced Syrians.
Mercy Corps: Refugees are most in need of clean water, sanitation services, temporary shelter and food, the agency says.