BENEFITING: HUMANITY FIRST USA
On September 2, 2015, the world woke up to see pictures of the lifeless body of a 3 year old boy, washed up ashore Turkey who was later identified as Aylan Kurdi. Aylan, his 5 year old brother Galip and their mother, Rehan, were among at least 12 people who died on a boat headed for Greece. These children and their families would not have suffered this tragedy if they had hope for a brighter future for their families close to home. We don’t know who is responsible for the deaths of Aylan or Galip or thousands of others who did not deserve to die. Whether it is the warring parties, international community who failed to stop the conflicts in the region, or humanitarian agencies who failed to provide for refugees close to their homes. But the fact is that there are many more that need to be saved and we do not have much time. “you have to understand, that no one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land.” “Home” by Warsan Shire Humanity First has taken upon itself to sow the seeds of hope and make the land safer than the water for children and their families once again. We have been helping displaced families in Jordan and Turkey by providing them with means to settle down. The most prominent initiative of Humanity First has been operating two schools for Syrian refugee children in Jordan for the past one year. Mafraq School has 100 children enrolled between the ages of 5 and 10 years. Amman Senior School is being operated in collaboration with a local partner Al Gharaa Charitable Organisation. The school currently has enrolled 150 pupils aged between 17 and 20 years of which 27 students recently secured admission to Universities and Colleges. We could not save Aylan Kurdi and many others, but with your support we may save thousands of others impacted by Syrian Crisis and several other disasters around the world.