Whether the world chooses to talk about it or not, some selfless volunteers of Khalsa Aid International are busy helping the displaced refugees of War torn Syria while others are busy urging people on social media to pray for Syrians.
Seven year-long ongoing war of Syria killed more than 400,000 people and contributed to the largest refugee crisis in recent history. The United Nations (UN) identified 13.5 million Syrians requiring humanitarian assistance, of which more than 6 million are internally displaced within Syria, and around 5 million are refugees outside of Syria.
Many aid groups have been helping people in the war-torn nation, among them is the Khalsa Aid, whose volunteers have been assisting Syrian refugees since 2014 in 4 countries including Turkey, Lebanon and Greece. Currently their team is in Southern Turkey providing vital aid and support to thousands of Syrian refugees notwithstanding harsh winter.
When #Syrian refugees were crossing borders in Europe during the freezing winter in 2015 our team led by @beardedhippy were distributing food packs at several locations. Our work with refugees continues in Turkey & Lebanon. pic.twitter.com/HubBeScgU1
— Khalsa Aid (@Khalsa_Aid) February 28, 2018
From free food to shelter to health services, the organisation has been serving and rescuing people in war-ravaged Syria with dedication.
Syrian Refugees Assistance
Our team is currently in Turkey providing 14 tonnes of food & shoes for hundreds of refugee children. We have been supporting #Syrian refugees since 2014 across Mid East Inc in Greece & Lebanon. Our work goes on. pic.twitter.com/IRVTcDspV2
— Khalsa Aid (@Khalsa_Aid) March 1, 2018
This is not the first time the NGO has provided relief to the victims, earlier they have provided relief during Yemen Civil War, refugees from the Middle East, the Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar seeking refuge in Bangladesh, victims of earthquake, flood and hurricane-stricken areas in Nepal, Australia, and the Caribbean etc.
Over 500 human lives have been lost in the last 11 days of bombing in Syria’s Ghouta, a swathe of towns and farms outside Damascus that is the last major rebel-held area near the capital.
Due to the siege, very little humanitarian aid has entered Eastern Ghouta, making access to basic supplies such as food and medicine highly restricted. According to the United Nations, nearly 12 percent of children under five in Eastern Ghouta suffer from acute malnutrition – the highest rate ever recorded since the start of the war in Syria.