BENEFITING: HOPE FOR SYRIA FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: Feb 18, 2016
Three years ago, the leaders of UN humanitarian agencies issued an urgent appeal to those who could end the conflict in Syria. They called for every effort to save the Syrian people. “Enough”, they said, of the suffering and bloodshed.
That was three years ago. Now,the war is approaching its sixth brutal year. The bloodshed continues. The suffering deepens. It touches those in Syria who have lost loved ones and livelihoods, who have been uprooted from their homes, or who live in desperation under siege.
Today, some 13.5 million people inside Syria need humanitarian assistance. That is not simply a statistic. These are 13.5 million individual human beings whose lives and futures are in jeopardy. It touches the families who, with few options for a better future, set out on perilous journeys to foreign lands in search of refuge. The war has seen 4.6 million people flee to neighboring countries and beyond. And it touches all those around the world whose economic wellbeing is affected, in ways visible and invisible, by the conflict.
Those with the ability to stop the suffering can - and therefore should - take action now! Until there is a diplomatic solution to the fighting, it is you global citizens that we, in the name of our shared humanity… for the sake of the millions of innocents who have already suffered so much… and for the millions more whose lives and futures hang in the balance, we call for action now!
An estimated four million people have fled outside the country, with the vast majority fleeing to Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, and Iraq. Hundreds of thousands of people are living in besieged areas inside thecountry, with extremely limited access to health care. With massive unmet needs inside Syria, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins SansFrontières (MSF) should be running some of the biggest operations in itshistory, but the scale of the violence and the fast moving nature of the conflict mean that MSF's work inside Syria is limited.
Join us as we lend support to the Hope for Syria Foundation in their ongoing efforts both in Syria and neighboring countries that have opened their doors to those fleeing what can only be termed one of the worst humanitarian crises of our times.