Apparently Syrians aren't very important. I want to believe that is wrong.
At least 70,000 have been killed in the civil war so far.
We can't help those victims of war crimes.
But we can help those who fled to other countries seeking food, safety, shelter and medical aid. As of April 25, 2013, there were 1,401,435 registered refugees.
That's about the equivalent of the populations of Phoenix or San Diego. That's how many people live in Canada's capital of Ottawa and surrounding communities. It's all of Hawaii or all of the active personnel in the U.S. armed forces.
Now there is strong evidence that Syria's regime is using nerve gas on its own citizens. Chemical warfare. And what are world leaders doing?
Well, they are talking, but taking no real action.
So what can we do?
You can help reach out through agencies helping refugees.
Please urge your political leaders to Stand up for Syria's Innocents by sending an email or Tweeting your head of government telling them to stop the genocide. Use the hashtag #SyriaMatters
Please sign our petition and pass it on to your friends and we will ensure government leaders hear us.
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