Katharine Hassett via Crowdrise
March 07, 2013
BENEFITING: International Medical Corps
Gloria Shin wrote -
Get beyond the news cycle: Help Syrian refugees living in Jordan.
Imagine what it would be like to be completely uprooted and forced to leave your home, and everything you've ever loved or known due to war. Lately I have been feeling that our (U.S.) politics' dramas have taken up most of the news cycle. Although that's the nature of media, let us not forget the real nature of war, of lives and livelihoods lost. Over one million Syrians refugees have been counted by the U.N. so far. Most are living in unheated apartments; these refugees are "urban refugees," which makes aid logisitcs more difficult.
As global citizens, we can pitch in and help. Let this not become another "forgotten war," where 10-20 years down the road, we regret not doing anything.
I created this campaign/fundraiser because I personally do not have a lot of money to give, but I know, together, we can make a significant impact.
Edited for clarity and updated by C.M. Hassett, 03/13