I wanted to use today’s post to shed light on the Syrian Civil war, which is the deadliest civil war in the 21st century so far, according to Al Jazeera.
The city of Aleppo has been a dangerous battleground for years now, forcing civilians to flee and adopt refugee status and becoming the site of complete and utter destruction. In the recent few days, however, scenes from the escalating conflict have been flooding social media particularly of Syrian civilians saying their “final goodbyes” and pleas for support and action from the West. It is reported that civilians can no longer even flee to safety; they are trapped inside the battleground.
I want to highlight this because sometimes the greatest acts of kindness can be through empathy. Maybe there is very little we can do to directly help the people of Syria, but if we advocate on their behalf and show our solidarity, perhaps government bodies and individuals that actually have the direct power will step up to take further action in ending the conflict and saving lives.
It is so easy to ignore what we are not affected by. Empathy is one way to counter that.
Here are a few things you can do to help the situation in Aleppo and support the innocent civilians in grave danger.
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