It has been more than 11 years now. For most of these 11 years, almost 6.8 million refugees are living in squalid conditions in Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon, and Jordan. These refugees don’t know what their future will bring them, as they fled their regular lives when the civil war started in Syria in 2011.
The most affected are children. Many do not have good educational programs as the primary motive of their families has been survival. Some of them are forced to work in unsafe and demeaning jobs just to sustain their families.
What are we doing to help these people?
With no end to sight at the conflict, the refugees stare at an uncertain future. They don’t know when they could go back home or when the conflict would end so that they can reconstruct their lives in their hometowns.
Until then, international aid organizations are doing all they can to help these refugees live normal life and fend for themselves. Some have emigrated to the West, while others have restarted their occupations in their country of refuge.
Many other private NGOs are helping refugee children get a good education. They understand that these children are being bought up with immense hardship, with an uncertain future and limited scope for their families to fend for themselves.
Some refugees are also taking the bold step of moving back to their hometowns, considering that the violence has subsided there. However, their lives will never remain the same, as complete cities have been destroyed by the fighting there.
How Chesed is helping these people?
Dr. Michelle Corral, through her Chesed NGO, has been helping Syrian refugees in Jordan in any way she can. With the help of the breath of the spirit ministries and her regular public meetings, Dr. Corral makes sure she raises as many funds as possible for her Chesed hope for humanity NGO.
As a motivational speaker and evangelist, Dr. Corral knows what needs to be done to help people understand the importance of giving and how it can give them the blessings of God and the people that benefit from the donation.
Why does your contribution matter?
Many people have this myth that there is always someone else to help the poor and disadvantaged. They do not realize that it is almost always not enough to help the millions of disadvantaged like the Syrian refugees who constantly require aid for their survival.
Dr. Corral has made it her mission to help these people in whichever way she can. With the funds raised, Chesed runs many campaigns across Africa, the Middle East, South East Asia, and South Asia to help the poor lead a better life. This includes vocational training courses in Pakistan, education of refugees in the Middle East, health camps in Africa to heal people of common ailments, and providing aid as and when needed to the poor.
You could lead a happy and contented life by giving to the poor and gaining their blessings. Your contribution could change the lives of the poor for the better.