My Syrian Children
“Our instinct is to protect ourselves. My spirit calls me to protect everything else.”
7.5 million refugee children depend on humanitarian aid to survive.
More than 12 million people have been displaced by the conflict.
9,000 schools are unusable. 40% of all children in the area are not attending school.
Children have lost or will miss about 5 years of school, on average, due to the displacement.
One in three asylum seekers in Europe are children.
Many children have lost their parents and families. Children are arriving on foreign shores, strange lands, homeless and alone.
2.3 million children live as refugees in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq.
I read somewhere recently, that as many as 130 children die of starvation each day in refugee camps.
I compel others to do what they can to help with relief.
Right now, the situation is most dire, as even humanitarian aid is not making it to these people in desperate need due to armed conflict preventing aid shipments.
Again, I feel like the Light keeper. The light of the beacon I tend is swallowed by this raging storm in the night’s blackness. My desperate cries drowned out by the violent surf. All I can do is count the bodies as they wash ashore.
Lutheran World Relief (one of the highest-rated and most effective relief organizations)www.lwr.org
Please help if you can.
“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” – President Ronald Reagan
If you can’t give monetarily, please pray for the children.
More than ever, let us seek peace,