Press Release – The situation in Syria is now more critical than ever. Since the beginning of the crisis over 300, 000 Syrians have lost their lives. More than 6.5 million people have been displaced inside the country and some 4.8 million have sought refuge in neighboring countries.
Over 500,000 children live in 16 besieged areas across the country, almost completely cut off from sustained humanitarian aid and basic services. And more than 2 million children are out of school.
It’s difficult to not feel helpless when watching images of Syrian children in desperate conditions. It seems like no number of terrified, shocked or hurt children is enough to make it stop.
So this holiday season Shivani Singh, one of the co-founders of PATHFINDER- a Canadian social enterprise, decided to do something about it. She will be visiting and bringing much needed supplies to the children in the refugee camps along the Western Syrian border. The children closest to the struggle are those who are most neglected, and PATHFINDER’s mission is to bring them a bit of holiday cheer.
Presents for these children are necessities like clothing, blankets and other winter basics. Along with these items, Singh will also be bringing the children gift-wrapped treats and holiday goodies.
PATHFINDER is a Canadian social enterprise with a mission to impact global development through innovative solutions to enable local social entrepreneurs, promote academia, and influence policy. This mission is a pro-bono, humanitarian relief effort and anyone who is interested in getting involved can find out more by visiting the campaign or PATHFINDER website.