In June 2012 a small group of bloggers wrote about the terrible atrocities occurring in Syria, with particular regard to the effect this was having on the children of Syria. A large number of fellow bloggers also got involved to help to raise awareness.
Sadly we are now three months on and the atrocities are still occurring. Can we really continue to just look away and do nothing? Perhaps this post will make no difference at all but even if it makes just one of you do something, anything, you can to help then it will be worth it.
Horrific crimes against children are being committed in Syria’s conflict with many being tortured, maimed and even killed. We must try to stop this and make sure that those committing these crimes are held to account for them.
“I knew a boy called Ala’a. He was only six years old. He didn’t
understand what was happening. I’d say that six-year-old boy was
tortured more than anyone else in the room. He wasn’t given food
or water for three days, and he was so weak he used to faint all the
time. He was beaten regularly. I watched him die. He only survived
for three days and then he simply died. He was terrified all the time.
They treated his body as though he was a dog.”
Please help Save The Children in their fight to protect these children and to make sure that every crime against them is counted and the perpetrators brought to justice. There are potentially several very real ways that you can help.
- Sign the petition calling on UN General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon to ensure that the UN and all of its member states are doing everything they can to make sure every crime against a child is counted and the perpetrators held to account.
- Donate what you can to help Save The Children workers who are on the ground at the borders helping children who have fled to recover, providing emotional support and helping them begin to try and rebuild their lives.
- If you are a blogger please consider writing your own post to help raise awareness.
- If you are not a blogger please share this post on facebook or twitter using the hashtag #savesyriaschildren
Can you just look away?