I first read about the bombings in Aleppo a couple of days ago and cannot seem to shake the heaviness off my chest. For those who have been finding avenues to help in a more tangible manner too, here is one! You can contribute to the following fundraising for rebuilding hospitals and saving lives.
“During the last week of April 2016, an onslaught of airstrikes by the Assad regime in the Syrian city of Aleppo has killed scores of people with many more buried under their own homes. Among resident areas and markets, the airstrikes directly targeted the Al-Quds Hospital, destroying it along with the Al-Marjah Primary healthcare clinic. Dr. Muhammad Waseem Maaz, widely considered one of the best pediatricians left in Syria, was also killed. We have united to raise funds for these hospitals and victims.
No amount of media coverage, photographs, videos, or words can possibly capture the anguish of watching Aleppo burn. While this pain may overwhelm us, we must remember that we have a responsibility to aid our brothers and sisters in Aleppo who are without food, water, and electricity. We have a responsibility to stand up to the inhumanity and state terrorism employed by the Assad regime. Through this campaign, we can help restore these two centers along with other medical facilities, which are pivotal in providing a crucial lifeline to the people of Aleppo.
It is our responsibility to show Syria that the world is not just watching, but acting. #AleppoIsBurning ”