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Everyone can do something to help Syrian kids get the childhoods they deserve. You can make a difference to Syrian children today. 

 

UNICEF USAVoice
Children First.  

Marion HartMarion Hart, UNICEF USA
What can you do to help Syrian children under attack? Quite a lot, it turns out.

Read our report on 6 years of #ChildrenUnderAttack.

“The depth of suffering is unprecedented. Millions of children in Syria come under attack on a daily basis, their lives turned upside down,” said Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa. “Each and every child is scarred for life with horrific consequences to their health, well-being and future.”

 

UNICEF USAVoice
Children First.  

Marion HartMarion Hart, UNICEF USA
What can you do to help Syrian children under attack? Quite a lot, it turns out.

Read our report on 6 years of #ChildrenUnderAttack.

“The depth of suffering is unprecedented. Millions of children in Syria come under attack on a daily basis, their lives turned upside down,” said Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa. “Each and every child is scarred for life with horrific consequences to their health, well-being and future.”

“I wanted to become a doctor but perhaps I won’t become anything, because our school was attacked," says 6-year old Ahmad. "We used to play a lot in the schoolyard, but now I’m afraid of coming here. My dad might take us to another school in another village.” ©UNICEF/2016/Syria/Idleb/Omar Alwan
“I wanted to become a doctor but perhaps I won’t become anything, because our school was attacked," says 6-year old Ahmad. "We used to play a lot in the schoolyard, but now I’m afraid of coming here. My dad might take us to another school in another village.”

1. DONATE TO HELP UNICEF PROTECT SYRIA'S CHILDREN. 

Syria is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a child.  Nearly 1,300 children have been killed or injured during 2016 alone.

Inside Syria, 2.8 million children live under military siege or in hard-to-reach areas. At least 5 million Syrian children have fled their homes due to violence and war.  Some are sheltering in camps within Syria, while others live in refugee camps in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt. More than 2.2 million Syrian children have also been forced to leave school.

In response, UNICEF has helped mobilize the largest humanitarian operation in history, supplying food, water, education, warm clothing and critical immunizations to millions of children and their families in Syria and neighboring countries.

But Syrian children urgently need more help. UNICEF is appealing for nearly $1.4 billion for Syrian children in 2017.

Support UNICEF's lifesaving work by making a donation to provide Syrian children with the help they need now.

2. JOIN OR START A FUNDRAISER TO AID SYRIAN KIDS.

Make a difference by starting your own fundraiser in support of UNICEF's campaign to aid the more than 8.4 million children who have been hurt by the Syria conflict. You can help save a child's life or give them hope and a chance for a better future.

Or donate to the Play For Syria Facebook Fundraiser, running through April 5, 2017 to coincide with March Madness, started by more than a dozen basketball players to support UNICEF programs for children in Syria and Syrian child refugees. Some of the players are American, some Syrian, some are former NBA, some former NCAA — but all have played ball in Syria. And all are deeply concerned for the children suffering there.

Learn more about the players and their fundraiser here, and help them spread the word by sharing their fundraiser with your networks!  https://www.unicefusa.org/stories/march-madness-unfolds-%E2%80%94-one-basketball-team-plays-syrian-kids/31997

 

UNICEF USAVoice
Children First.  

Marion HartMarion Hart, UNICEF USA
What can you do to help Syrian children under attack? Quite a lot, it turns out.

Read our report on 6 years of #ChildrenUnderAttack.

“The depth of suffering is unprecedented. Millions of children in Syria come under attack on a daily basis, their lives turned upside down,” said Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa. “Each and every child is scarred for life with horrific consequences to their health, well-being and future.”

“I wanted to become a doctor but perhaps I won’t become anything, because our school was attacked," says 6-year old Ahmad. "We used to play a lot in the schoolyard, but now I’m afraid of coming here. My dad might take us to another school in another village.” ©UNICEF/2016/Syria/Idleb/Omar Alwan
“I wanted to become a doctor but perhaps I won’t become anything, because our school was attacked," says 6-year old Ahmad. "We used to play a lot in the schoolyard, but now I’m afraid of coming here. My dad might take us to another school in another village.”

1. DONATE TO HELP UNICEF PROTECT SYRIA'S CHILDREN. 

Syria is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a child.  Nearly 1,300 children have been killed or injured during 2016 alone.

Inside Syria, 2.8 million children live under military siege or in hard-to-reach areas. At least 5 million Syrian children have fled their homes due to violence and war.  Some are sheltering in camps within Syria, while others live in refugee camps in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt. More than 2.2 million Syrian children have also been forced to leave school.

In response, UNICEF has helped mobilize the largest humanitarian operation in history, supplying food, water, education, warm clothing and critical immunizations to millions of children and their families in Syria and neighboring countries.

But Syrian children urgently need more help. UNICEF is appealing for nearly $1.4 billion for Syrian children in 2017.

Support UNICEF's lifesaving work by making a donation to provide Syrian children with the help they need now.

Now 85 per cent of Syrians live below the poverty line. © UNICEF MENA
Now 85 percent of Syrians live below the poverty line.

2. JOIN OR START A FUNDRAISER TO AID SYRIAN KIDS.

Make a difference by starting your own fundraiser in support of UNICEF's campaign to aid the more than 8.4 million children who have been hurt by the Syria conflict. You can help save a child's life or give them hope and a chance for a better future.

Or donate to the Play For Syria Facebook Fundraiser, running through April 5, 2017 to coincide with March Madness, started by more than a dozen basketball players to support UNICEF programs for children in Syria and Syrian child refugees. Some of the players are American, some Syrian, some are former NBA, some former NCAA — but all have played ball in Syria. And all are deeply concerned for the children suffering there.

Learn more about the players and their fundraiser here, and help them spread the word by sharing their fundraiser with your networks!

Damond Williams celebrates after winning a championship with Aleppo's Al Jalaa team. © Damond Williams
Damond Williams celebrates after winning a championship with Aleppo's Al Jalaa team.

3. SHARE YOUR CONCERN. 

Share UNICEF's donation form for Syrian children or Facebook Fundraiser page on your social media channels, by email or even word of mouth.

Or, click here to voice your concern about the children of Syria by tweeting to your congressperson. http://www.soundoffatcongress.org/lcH4

You can be the spark others need to get involved.  The friends and colleagues you reach can exponentially increase your impact by spreading our message to their own social networks.

Everyone can do something to help Syrian kids get the childhoods they deserve. You can make a difference to Syrian children today. 

 

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Your Example Lasts for a Lifetime

Moms and dads, don’t underestimate the impact you have upon your children!

Written by Luis Palau
Tags: Family, Fathers, God, Jesus, Mothers
"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it" (Proverbs 22:6).

People always say children learn by example. I know that was true in my own life.

My dad was a consistent man; the same person at home as he was at church. He rose early on cold winter mornings in Argentina to start a wood fire in the stove. I should have been sleeping, but often I sneaked out of bed just to watch him putter around the house.

If I watched long enough, I might see him go into his office—a little study he built on one side of the house—and kneel alone. Wrapped in a blanket or poncho, he would read the Bible and pray before going out to work. Though I was not even eight years old yet, I would steal back to my bed, feeling warm and grateful that I had a good dad.

Daily Bible Reading
One day Dad told me he read a chapter from Proverbs every day, since it has 31 chapters and most months have 31 days. That has stuck with me all my life, and I still practice it. In spite of all the other Bible studying and reading I do, I try to start the day with my chapter from Proverbs. And I have learned to do it on my knees.

I don’t want to be legalistic about it, but there’s nothing like studying the Word of God and praying on your knees. I have never shaken the habit of spreading my Bible and study materials out on the bed and kneeling to read and pray. It sure keeps your heart and mind in the right attitude.

An Example Even in Death
My dad died when I was only 10 years old. The way he died impacted me as much as the way he had lived. Though I wasn’t there during my dad’s illness or last moments on earth, my mom later told me what had happened.

“Papito began to sing,” she said, “‘Bright crowns up there, bright crowns for you and me. Then the palm of victory, the palm of victory.’ He sang it three times, all the while clapping in time, as you children did when you sang it in Sunday school. Then, when Papito could no longer hold up his head, he fell back on the pillow and said, “I’m going to be with Jesus, which is far better.” Two hours later he had died.

As I grew and my evangelistic fervor grew, I knew God was calling me to tell entire cities about His love and forgiveness for them. I don’t want anyone to die without the joy my father had found in the Lord!

What About You?
Moms and dads, don’t underestimate the impact you have upon your children! I could give you example after example of how my father influenced me in the 10 years I had with him. I could tell you of the spankings I rightly deserved, of the bills Dad always paid on time, of the chapel he helped pay for, supervise, and build, of the times I sat in that chapel with my parents and sisters, receiving the Lord’s Supper. My father’s legacy to me came not only through his discipline, but also through his example. And that legacy’s impact is multiplied every time I get to tell another person about Jesus Christ.

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