Abdul Karim, 10, is from Aleppo, Syria, and lost his leg in the Syrian conflict. He and his family are now refugees in Istanbul, where he couldn’t work with a broken and nearly unusable used prosthetic leg donated to him. Palmyra Relief helped Abdul get his leg repaired and in workable, walking condition, and will help him get new prosthetic leg in the next two years. Watch Abdul Karim’s story, in this short video:
On March 15, 2014, the world will wake up to the third anniversary of the bloody conflict in Syria. Will we let the people of Syria lose another year to bloodshed and suffering? Will you stand with Syria?
Banksy, Elbow and Idris Elba stand together with Syria in this moving video tribute, to mark the anniversary.
Read more about the video here.
#withsyria – The With Syria Campaign
The charity Save the Children has produced a compelling video public service announcement, which brief snippets of a young girl’s life, going from a happy, safe childhood, to living as a refugee amidst war. Interestingly, the child depicted – and the location – is the UK — to bring home how children living ordinary lives in Syria have been thrust into what would before have been a completely unthinkable nightmare.
See this video report from the Huffington Post.
Julia Mathis has founded the Palmyra Relief Club at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, MD, US. The purpose of the club is to raise funds and awareness to support children wounded by the war in Syria, who have lost limbs, and are in need of prosthetic limbs and rehabilitative care.
You can read about Palmyra Relief here. Also, please view this brief video introduction to Palmyra Relief: