3 ways you can help Aleppo from home

Much of the world feels backwards these days. Upside-down, even. And for some, imploding - in the truest sense of the word. 

Aleppo is the current hotbed of the 4-year Syrian conflict that has ravaged cities and lives beyond comprehension. In recent hours and days, news continues to surge about ceasefire convoys that are attempting to aid the estimated 75,000 civilians caught in the conflict zone.  

A convoy of green busses is seen evacuating Aleppo civilians; photo from Reuters

A convoy of green busses is seen evacuating Aleppo civilians; photo from Reuters

But 75,000 people (the equivalent of a football stadium) is still much more than a few dozen busses and ambulances can help on their own.

If you don't know anyone in Aleppo, meet Bana. We share some of her experiences here. We have been following Bana, a 7 year old girl, on twitter and we hope that she and her family get out in safety. 

Bana represents thousands of children facing the same threat, each as equally deserving of our voices and helping hands.

It's a massive, critical problem (read more from the UN Refugee Agency here) and it - the people - needs a massive solution. It takes us coming together, and we urge you to believe that offering your hand in solidarity can help. 

How you can help 👇

1. IRC

The International Rescue Committee is positioned to provide much needed aid to families who have fled to nearby Al Dana, with emergency aid, food, mattresses, blankets, pillows and fuel. Here is a link to donate to sustain their supplies.

2. Preemptive Love Coalition

Food and shelter are our most basic needs, and tens of thousands in Eastern Aleppo and in the countryside are missing just that: security, in its most basic form. PLC is quoted as providing more than 20,000 meals a day and are one among extremely few who have access to this population in need. How? Find out here. To aid in providing food and sleeping bags to civilians, click here.

3. Amnesty International

"Demand the safe evacuation of people from Aleppo". Sign the petition here

If you want more ways to help - check here. 

You're needed. 

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