As I scroll through my twitter feed, I find the hashtag #Aleppo.
I cannot begin to fathom how unfair this is. I am completely uneducated with respect to these things, but I can’t help but feel my heart ache for humanity. How is it even fair that I am safe, in the warmth of my home, while at the very same moment, children my age are stripped of safety, education, healthcare. That at this very moment children my age are losing families. They are losing uncles and brothers, and sisters and aunts. Grandparents. Cousins. Mothers and fathers. And they are being killed.
I watched an informative Global TV report of comparing Aleppo to Toronto. I encourage you to watch it. I came across a fund for White Helmets (part of the UN) that are saving lives. 100% of donations go towards helping rescue workers. Donate in any way you can they need our help.
I’m trying to find ways to help in any way I can. And while I don’t know all the details of what is happening, I do know that this is wrong and it is not fair. This reminds me of books about the Holocaust – a time before I was born and of unfathomable horror. But the war crimes in Aleppo, this is happening in my life time, at this very moment. We may not have had the same resources of information and connectivity in the 1940’s during the Holocaust, but we have those resources now. And we have to act upon them! Please, please, please help these people in need. And comment and share as much as you can with others about how they can help. If you have any more ways of helping, please let me know and share with others.
Now, more than ever, people need our help. With great privilege and power come great responsibility, and it is our great privilege to live the way we do, and that privilege is our responsibility to help those less fortunate than ourselves – those who are experiencing great injustice.
It is our obligation to do what we can.
Please help our brothers and sisters in Syria. They need us right now.