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I’m Tracy Au and I have graduated from the Professional Writing program from university. I am an aspiring screenwriter, so this blog is used to promote my writing and attract people who will hire me to write for your TV show or movie. I write a lot about writing, TV, movies, jokes, and my daily life and opinions. I have another blog promoting my TV project at www.thevertexfighter.blogspot.com.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

We cannot forget them: Syrian refugees still need help

We cannot forget them: Syrian refugees still need help

Dear Tracy,

An Amnesty investigator has risked her life researching and documenting crimes against humanity in Syria since the conflict began in 2011.

From the start, Amnesty has advocated on behalf of Syrian refugees who have been fleeing the violence - and we won't stop until the global community makes good on the promise to help.

The crisis is far from over. Please make an urgent donation to Amnesty so we can stand up for the rights of refugee families who have risked everything and want to rebuild their lives.

September is our Annual Membership Drive. Donate now and your gift will be matched dollar for dollar by a group of generous donors.

We recently released our groundbreaking report: Hardship, Hope and Resettlement: Refugees from Syria tell their stories. Our goal is to push governments - like those of the U.S., Canada, the E.U. countries and other nations - to help resettle the most vulnerable refugees.

In that report, we featured the story of Elias, a 12-year old boy we met who was diagnosed with cancer in 2012. His family had to flee the violence of Syria and had relocated to a refugee camp in Iraq.

His father, Maher, told us, "Life is very difficult here because we need doctors and medication for Elias. We have really suffered to get treatment for him."

Maher and Elias were desperately hoping to be resettled in Europe. Now is the time to ensure that they are.

Until last week, many in the global community had turned their backs to the children and families fleeing bloodshed in Syria. Only 80,000 specifically designated refugee resettlement spots had been offered for nearly 4 million people.

Now is our moment. We must increase our efforts to advocate for Syrian refugees and ensure they are not forgotten.

We rely on people like you to support our actions to provide hope for the people of Syria and people everywhere who face violence and government oppression. Please donate to support this work. Your donation will be matched, but only for a limited time.
Sunjeev BerySincerely,
Sunjeev Bery
Advocacy Director, Middle East North Africa
Amnesty International USA

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