Save Syria’s Children

“At least 12 Syrians trying to reach Greece have drowned off Turkey after the boats they were travelling in sank.

An image of one of the victims – a young boy lying face down on the beach – has sparked an international outcry over the human cost of the crisis.”

“The pictured boy is reported to be three-year-old Aylan, who drowned along with his five-year-old brother Galip and their mother, Rihan. Their father, Abdullah Kurdi, survived.”

“The family is believed to have no other option because Syrian Kurdish refugees in Turkey find it almost impossible to get an exit visa unless they have a passport, which few do.”

Justin Forsyth, chief executive of the charity Save the Children, said the “tragic image” was a reminder of “the dangers children and families are taking in search of a better life”.

“This child’s plight should concentrate minds and force the EU to come together and agree to a plan to tackle the refugee crisis,” he added.

BBC News, 3 September 2015

There are no words…

#SaveSyriasChildren

There is a lot you could do from the comfort of your own home.

Please do not turn a blind eye.

Do something to help.

Anything.

Whatever you decide, do not choose apathy.

#SaveSyriasChildren

To donate £5 please text the word SYRIA to 70008

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I am linking this post with Reneé, who blogs at Mummy Tries.

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7 Comments

  1. 05/09/2015 / 10:00 am

    The numbers are shocking aren’t they, such a sad tragic state of affairs but hopefully now something will be done. It’s just a shame that THAT photo had to be the catalyst. Thanks for sharing such a worthy cause xx

  2. 06/09/2015 / 9:07 am

    So wonderful to see the blogging community come together and raise awareness. Makes me really proud to be a mummy blogger!

    • 06/09/2015 / 9:44 pm

      Me too! We are so much stronger when we all gather together with a common aim. x

  3. 10/09/2015 / 11:09 pm

    Such a heart-breaking image and so sad that it took something like that to make so many people aware of what was happening in the world.

    • 11/09/2015 / 12:04 am

      My thoughts. Exactly. x

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