The Syrian conflict, now in its fifth year, has cost more than 200,000 lives and displaced 6.5 million refugees. The U.N. and Amnesty International call the crisis the worst since WWII, making it the worst humanitarian disaster of our era.
Last year, Help the Refugees – through an organization in Istanbul, and with the support of friends worldwide – sponsored a school project for refugee children at the Turkish-Syrian border.
This year, we raised over $5,300 to sponsor Syrian orphans through a registered humanitarian organization based in Canada.
A total of over 30 hikes were organized between March and October in BC. All proceeds after transportation costs were donated. Hikers were encouraged to complete at least 5 hikes, matching the distance covered during a marathon. They then shared their hiking experience with friends and family so that they could also contribute to the hiking and fundraising target.
These are some of the children that you helped sponsor through our charity, and from their hearts and mouths I convey my thanks to you all!