Last night I slept in a warm bed after having more than enough food to sustain me. I listened to beautiful Christmas music while I wrapped presents.A glass of red wine accompanied the meal that I ate, and I could feel the joy of this wondrous season.None of this is present in the lives of those trapped in Aleppo. Food is scarce ,and sleep is almost impossible with the ever present danger of air raids. There are no gifts to be wrapped, and instead of sharing presents they share only fear and hopelessness.
It is not enough to feel sad or horrified about Aleppo. We must do what little we can to ease their suffering. Please consider contributing to those who have the courage to intervene:
Here are 5 ways you too can contribute.
1. WHITE HELMETS
The local rescue force in Syria, White Helmets, has been conducting various camps, raising money, helping victims, etc. They are residents with no experience trying to make a change. Help them raise their funds by donating here.
2. DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS
The global organisation that is sending doctors and other medical aid for assistance in Syria needs donations, and you too can help them out here. There are hardly any doctors left there and it is a basic necessity, especially in a place where all you can hear is the sound of gunfire.
3. SAVE THE CHILDREN
An organisation that works for the betterment of children in war-torn areasm Syria has a large number of children living in constant fear. We can help save their childhood by donating here.
4. THE INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE
They help refugees all around the world rebuild their lives all over again. Currently all their focus is on Syria and its people, who are in desperate need. They also provide care for refugees in Turkey and other places. Visit their website to know more.
5. HAND IN HAND FOR SYRIA
The charity Hand In Hand For Syria directly sends food and medical aid to those who are under threat. They risk their lives to make sure other survive. Donate to this noble cause here.