First Avenue Middle School in Arcadia, California supported their Assistant Principal's Syrian Refugee Crisis awareness campaign. The music teacher taught his students "We are the World" and students in the Rock Band, Choir, and Orchestra classes performed the song to students who sat in a heart shape while the drone filmed them. What an amazing group of young people who helped raise more than $1300 in 30 minutes. Thank you FA!
U.S. Fund for UNICEF wrote -
7.6 million children are affected by the brutal five-year-old conflict in Syria. Children have been put at risk by unrelenting violence, crumbling infrastructure, ruined schools and hospitals and shortages of essential supplies. UNICEF has been on the ground since the conflict began, helping to mobilize the largest humanitarian operation in history and working closely with partners to provide education, physical protection, psychological support and clothing to Syrian refugee children in Iraq, Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt and other countries; immunize children against disease; and provide millions of people with acess to safe drinking water.
For these children, what's at stake isn't politics. It's their future. Having already lost their homes, schools and communities, their chances of building a future may also soon be lost. Refugee camps in the countries bordering Syria are overflowing. There are now 2 million child refugees who have fled Syria. That's more than the combined under-18 populations of Los Angeles and Boston.
UNICEF is fighting to protect Syrian children, but we need your help. Donate to help UNICEF meet their urgent needs.