On April 4, 2017 President Bashar al-Assad of Syria deployed chemical weapons against civilians living in Syria’s Idlib Province. This attack comes on the heels of a report in January identifying that orders for the Syrian Army to use chemical weapons came directly from al-Assad and his brother, as well as other top officials in the Syrian government.
This week, TWW USA presents ways members and affiliates can bring attention and aid to the humanitarian crisis in Syria.
Syria Tracker is a crowdsourced map of the violence and atrocities occurring in Syria since protests began in 2011. The map is continuously updated through both eyewitness reports submitted via email or social media, and through traditional news reports. In addition to the map, the Syria Tracker also provides downloadable reports of confirmed and unconfirmed attacks since the beginning of the conflict.
International Rescue Committee, 3 Ways to Help
There are offices and volunteer opportunities across the country providing many ways for volunteers to help refugees find safety and stability in their new communities.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the International Rescue Committee. Volunteers play an integral role in the IRC’s efforts to restore safety, dignity, and hope to people whose lives have been uprooted by war and disaster.
Promote an existing fundraiser for the International Rescue Committee by sharing on your social media or start your own event.
You make the difference. The IRC is currently providing support to hundreds of thousands of people displaced by the conflict in Syria.
3. Buy a rescue gift for an upcoming gifting occasion
Rescue gifts are donations you make on behalf of a friend or loved one instead of purchasing a traditional gift. To let your honoree know you’ve purchased a rescue gift, you can send an e-card or have a physical card sent out in about a week. These rescue gifts range from $18 to send a collapsible jerry can so families can transport water, up to $1,500 to set up an emergency classroom in a refugee camp.
Give the gift of Women’s Safety & Wellness Kits this holiday season from the International Rescue Committee. Help a family in need and donate today!