How a Facebook Message changed Childrens' Lives

refugee children syria Apr 22, 2016

Imagine receiving a message on Facebook from a stranger working in a refugee camp in Syria asking you for help?  What would you do?  Delete it, ignore it or respond?  Julie Pratten, a teacher/writer in the UK had the compassion to respond to Kaniwar Ali’s request to help Syrian children living in Domiz refugee camp near Dohuk, Iraq.  It was a Facebook message that would change many childrens' lives.

Last Fall, Kaniwar was working as a logistics officer in the camp.  He was desperately looking for outside help so that the children in this camp could have a safe space to play and learn. The civil war in Syria has forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes. Although many governments have set up camps and international aid organisations are providing food, healthcare and clothing, children need a place where they can play and learn.

Julie quickly mobilized people to help and after the first round of crowd funding, there were enough...

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