SYRIA // AN URGENT APPEAL
FROM DALTON THOMAS
FOUNDER & PRESIDENT OF FAI RELIEF
Last week, we announced our newest FAI Relief initiative: a long-term community healthcare program in an isolated area of Syria. Many of you responded with enthusiasm and generosity. We are so grateful.
And we’re not there yet.
We are setting up a family clinic in an impoverished, besieged area, prioritizing pediatric care. No matter what our opinions may be about all the players in the Syrian conflict, we can all agree children didn’t cause the crisis and can’t contribute to a solution.
None of these kids deserve what’s happening to them.
We are asking for your help. Syria is full of almost inaccessible villages that have struggled to survive through six years of war and blockage with no power, dirty water, and almost no food. These significant shortages have compounded the consequences of the “greatest humanitarian crisis in this generation” and we can do something about it.
Last fall, the Kurdistan Division of FAI Relief established an advanced casualty collection point on the front line of the Mosul offensive. As the city and surrounding area was progressively liberated from the years-long iron grip of the Islamic State, our personnel served thousands of civilians escaping death and Peshmerga soldiers waging the campaign. Thousands of women, children, fathers, mothers, elderly, and infants were fed, hydrated, treated for critical injuries, and more. You can review what we've achieved in Mosul by browsing our FAI Relief Dispatch roll, or reading our campaign overview here.
The Syrian Division of FAI Relief is preparing to mobilize personnel, deliver much-needed resources, and distribute aid in an area that has been overlooked by the international community aid programs since the Syrian war began in 2011. But we see them.
If you’re burdened by the ongoing brutality within Syria’s borders and want to affect change that’ll last beyond tomorrow, help us today. Fill bellies that are as hungry as they are little. Launch a clinic. When our grandkids ask us what we did about the greatest humanitarian crisis since Hitler ravaged Europe, let us tell them we took advantage of every opportunity. Let us tell them that when we saw the crisis hemorrhage out of the heart of the Arab world and saturate the soil, we did everything we could to stop the bleeding.
 BBC News, 11 March 2017. UN: World facing greatest humanitarian crisis since 1945. Retrieved from http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-39238808, 4 June 2017.