World Help, international humanitarian aid organization, collects basic food and bedding supplies for Syrians in war-ravaged Aleppo
FOREST, VA – On Tuesday, August 23, World Help announced it was delivering emergency supplies for Syrian families trapped near Aleppo, Syria. The aid convoy, facilitated by a national partner, will be a first-step response to the crisis in the city.
“The world can no longer ignore the conflict in Syria,” said Vernon Brewer, president and founder of World Help. “For more than five years, Syria has seen its children suffer in refugee camps, drown in the Mediterranean, or suffocate under the wreckage of what used to be a home. Today, more than ever, Syria needs our help.”
News of the emergency delivery comes after images of five-year-old Omran Daqneesh highlighted the plight of children living in Syria. According to aid workers, in average, children make up over a third of the casualties in Aleppo. Last week, the death of Ali Daqneesh, Omran’s 10-year-old brother, raised the number of children casualties in Aleppo for the month of August to 100, reports the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
“This is not a time for slow, opinionated discussions of the problem. This is a time for action, for compassion,” Brewer said. “More than 300,000 people are trapped in eastern Aleppo today, and as every day goes by, more children die. If we don’t do anything about it, a whole Syrian generation will be lost. While pundits talk endlessly about Syria, we have decided to act, to care for everyone we can. Too many innocent men, women, and children are caught in the crosshairs of a war they didn’t choose.”
World Help has been actively working with Syrian refugees since the conflict started in 2011. In Jordan, Iraq, Turkey, and Greece, the organization has provided shelter, food, counseling, and Bibles to refugees who have managed to flee the fighting. World Help has sent covert emergency convoys into active conflict zones within Syria.