It was absolutely heartwarming.
World leaders are meeting this week in New York at the United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants and at President Obama’s
Realizing the need to counter discriminatory statements and false accusations targeting refugees fleeing their war-torn countries, grassroots movements such as I Am Syria, have made it their mission to educate students on the Syrian conflict through recent news, articles with leaders in the Syrian movements and lesson plans geared towards the youth.
He is but one of millions of Syrian children who are hit especially hard by the ongoing conflict.
Dazed, traumatized, yet completely silent, the video of Omran, like the picture of Alan Kurdi whose body was found washed upon a Turkish shore, has struck a chord. It has reminded the public that the war in Syria is still raging and that everyone, especially children, is suffering.
Ali Daqneesh is one of more than 400 civilians killed by violence and airstrikes in the Aleppo area this month alone.
My article is not intended to teach anything you already know but to motivate you to take actions. Syria is living under the horrors of war for 4 years and civilians are the main casualties especially children.
We cannot afford to have another Omran Daqneesh or to have more aid workers held at gunpoint. Innocent civilians and the people striving to protect them deserve more.
These are the types of stories and images that are so horrifying, we almost mindlessly consume them. But, then what?
Footage of a 5-year-old being taken to an ambulance recalls a graphic photo that surfaced last fall.