Step One: Aleppo

As you will see, the very first resolution on my New Year’s list is to become an activist. Well, I simply cannot wait another six days to start my journey. And I won't. 

Aleppo, the most populous city in Syria, has officially collapsed. If you have not been keeping up with the news, I am sure you have seen the video of the poor, child of war being pulled out of rubble, covered in blood and surrounded by death. This little boy alone should stop you from turning a blind eye.

To sum it up, the Assad Government (with support by Russia and Iran) and Rebels (with support by Saudi Arabia and Qatar) both held reign over the city.  In 2015, Russia intervened  head on in with airstrikes and border blocks, weakening the Rebels and giving Assad successful domination. Currently, the take over includes children being killed, women being raped, and Aleppo vanishing in front of everyone's eyes.

The USA never got involved. Whether we agree with our government’s past reasoning or not, our new President-Elect has strong feelings toward refugee policies . Even though it feels like it’s too late, here is how we can help. 

  1. DONATE/ VOLUNTEER. Some ways you can do this : Doctors Without Borders, Hand In Hand for Syria, Save the Children 

  2. EDUCATE OTHERS. Spread this story and make a difference. We are #BetterTogether.

  3. STAND UP. Whether it is protesting, signing a petition or calling your local representitves to fight for whats right. Every effort helps.

This is just the start for me. TheCnnekt is dedicated to making the world a better place. We invite you all to join me in my fight for civil and human rights.

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Written by Emily

 

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