FOREST, Va. — Christian humanitarian aid group World Help is mounting an emergency aid response following a deadly chemical attack in the city of Douma, Syria, that has killed more than 100 people, including children and women.
The weekend attack, which monitoring groups have described as a mix of Chlorine gas and the nerve agent Sarin, left victims gasping for air and foaming at the mouth. Continued shelling after the attack made it impossible for humanitarian groups to deliver aid and medical attention to victims.
World Help is providing essentials such as medicine, food and clean water for Syrian refugees fleeing the violence in the area near Damascus. The supplies are delivered through World Help’s partners on the ground, who are less than a mile away from where the chemical attack occurred.
“For seven years, the people of Syria have known no respite from a relentless, cruel and bloody war,” said Vernon Brewer, founder and CEO of World Help.
“Their government has failed them, intergovernmental organizations have not succeeded in stopping the bloodshed and the global community has watched powerless as the conflict escalates and claims more lives. But we cannot fail them! Right now is their time of greatest need, and the Syrian people desperately need our help. We may not be able to stop the bombs or end the gunfire, but we can certainly deliver aid to people in need and bring hope to those who are hurting and hopeless.”
Through World Help’s humanitarian aid programs, a $35 donation turns into $189 worth of essential supplies. You can learn more about World Help’s drive to provide aid to Syrian families here.
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World Help is a Christian humanitarian organization serving the physical and spiritual needs of people in impoverished communities around the world. For 27 years, World Help has worked with partners around the world to help those in need and bring hope into hopeless situations.