3 Things You Can Do To Help Syrians
This morning the news reported that at least 72 Syrians — including women and children — died in an attack last night. Doctors near the site said patients were fainting, vomiting, and foaming at the mouth — symptoms they said were signs of a chemical attack. Shortly after, one of the hospitals treating victims of the attack was bombed too.
695,000 people have signed a petition started by Dr Hamza, one of the last doctors dedicating his work to serving the people of East Aleppo in Syria. His petition is calling for more action by world leaders. The team working with Dr Hamza are asking more people to speak up after this attack.
Here are three things you can do to help:
For the last 8 months Dr Hamza has been calling on world leaders to intervene and save Aleppo. He regularly updates signers first-hand about the situation in the city. Help him to put pressure on leaders to take action by signing and sharing his petition.
The White Helmets are a local search-and-rescue force that operates in rebel-controlled Syria, including Aleppo. They have saved tens of thousands of people over the course of the conflict – pulling bombing victims out of rubble, raising money for prosthetics, and supporting the families of fallen comrades. You can donate on their website.
Earlier this year, Russia and China vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that would impose sanctions on the use of chemical weapons in Syria. UK’s representative at the UN, Matthew Rycroft, said that chemicals weapons should be prevented from being used by anyone, anywhere.
Today the UN Security Council are holding an emergency meeting. Dr Hamza’s team are calling for Mr Rycroft to stand firm with his message and push for sanctions against the Syrian regime. If you want to take part in this action, send a tweet to Matthew Rycroft.