Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The Humanitarian Crisis of Our Time

When a group of Syrian teenagers were arrested for spray-painting a challenge to the country's president on the wall of a school building back in 2011, they were held and tortured for weeks. Protests started calling for the president to resign and within a few months a full blown Civil War began ravaging the nation.

Syria’s Civil War is the humanitarian disaster of our time and the worst since the second World War. The conflict has produced nearly 250,000 deaths and most recent statistics suggest more than 11 million people have fled their homes. Making matters more tragic, 50% of all refugees are children who have lost everything - their parents, their friends, their schools, their homes - everything. The increasing impact on neighbouring countries and beyond is mounting. Make no mistake, this has evolved into a truly global crisis.

Millions of Syrians need help. And the more aware people are of the situation, the more a global response to reach them.  So take a few minutes today to understand the magnitude of this crisis — and find out how you can help.

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