Photo courtesy of UNICEF, by Alessio Romenzi.
A week ago, I was contacted by UNICEF for a new blog project. The email title certainly stuck out from the others in my inbox, which are more typically “One Day Sale!” and “Next Seasons Hottest Trends!!”
I don’t know much about the Syrian crisis, only that there is a civil war going on. And I don’t know much about UNICEF, only that they help children around the world.
So I said yes, as a kind of education for myself.
I dived into the research (feeling like a high school student working on an assignment!), reading dozens of articles, special features, photo journals, online videos…
And after spending about 3 hours working on it… I am sitting here in front of my computer, trembling with anger and helplessness, with tears uncontrollably running down my face the witcher 3 herunterladen.
Gaaah, there’s some bad stuff going on in this world.
So here are the major points, because I know your time is limited.
1) Syria is in the Middle East. It sits between Turkey, Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon. It has a population of 22.5 million people. Capital city is Damascus.
2) How did the civil war start herunterladen? In early 2011, protesters against the government were met with violence. Subsequent protests resulted in massacres, and people were captured, beaten and tortured.
A group of Syrian army officers turned against the government and formed the Free Syrian Army. And since then, tanks and snipers have been used against protesters, air strikes have been made on hospitals, and chemical weapons have been used on civilians free youtube video to mp3 converter kostenlosen.
Photo: AP / Aleppo Media Center AMC
3) Millions of innocent Syrians have been caught in between. The UN estimates 100,000 people have been killed. 4.5 million Syrians have been displaced and forced to move. 3/4 of refugees are women and children synology file cannot be downloaded.
2 million have fled Syria to neighbouring countries like Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, and these countries do not have the capacity to support them.
Photo courtesy of UNICEF, by Alessio Romenzi herunterladen in deutschland.
4) Syrians are living wherever they can find shelter – sheds, stables, crowded apartments and makeshift camps and tents made from plastic sheets. Conditions are atrocious. Winter is coming.
Millions of children need water, food, medical supplies and warmth.
The pictures and stories on the internet jolted through my spine herunterladen. Of course, I feel guilty, living in a country where my biggest drama for today was whether to cook chicken or lamb for dinner.
I also feel angry. This is wrong. This should not be happening to human beings. This is not fair. Not right.
I immediately want to help. But I feel so helpless and outraged at the same time birthday cards download for free.
I told my older children about all this – as a way to rant and clarify my thoughts. They asked big questions, like WHY would a government treat its people like that? WHERE will all the people live now? HOW will they survive? WHY do these things happen? WHY isn’t the rest of the world doing anything?
Good questions adobe acrobat 8 kostenlos downloaden deutsch.
Now here’s a bit of info about UNICEF.
UNICEF is the United Nations Children’s Fund.
It is the world’s leading advocate for children and the largest organisation specifically focusing on children’s development and rights.
They work in over 190 countries to protect the rights of children. They provide vaccines, support child health, nutrition, clean water, sanitation, education and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and HIV whatsapp languagememo.
Last year, UNICEF delivered warm clothes, blankets and other supplies like plastic mats and cooking stoves to more than 260,000 vulnerable people in Syria.
UNICEF provided food, medicine, immunisation, sanitation, child-friendly spaces, trauma counselling and schooling to Syrians living as refugees in neighbouring countries. And they need more money to help kids THIS WINTER. Like…NOW!
So, apart from telling you about this, obviously in hope you will donate. I have just made my own $100, tax deductible donation.
You can make a once off donation to the UNICEF Syrian Crisis Appeal here.
A few other articles you might like to read (that will put your own struggles into perspective).
The Historic Scale of Syria’s Refugee Crisis
Horrors and Violence against Women in Syria
Lebanon suffers under the strain of a refugee crisis now out of control