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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

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

2 to 1 match: Syrian families rely on us. We rely on you

2 to 1 match: Syrian families rely on us. We rely on you

Dear Tracy,

Imagine you live in a country where armed conflict is raging all around you. You do everything you can to help your family survive, but after five years of struggling, you and your family make the desperate decision to leave everything you know.

You walk for hundreds of miles. Then you find someone who says he can help you get to safety on the other shore. He turns out to be a smuggler who will cram you and your family into an overcrowded rubber dinghy for a perilous journey across the turbulent sea. Others have tried this journey and have lost their lives. But this chance at safety is the only one you have. There are no other options.

At Amnesty International, our Crisis Response team receives phone calls and emails—from all over the world and at all hours of the day—about people who need help fast.

Right now, my team's resources are stretched thin. With the conflict surging in Syria, families who flee the violence or are stuck in the midst of it are relying on Amnesty. But the truth is, we're relying on you.

Please make a tax-deductible donation to support our efforts. Until December 31st, it will be matched two-to-one—which means your gift will go three times as far.

Amnesty research teams have been working on the front line of the Syrian refugee crisis in Greece, Hungary and Jordan; documenting human rights abuses, inspecting detention centers and pressuring governments—like those of the U.K., U.S. and Canada—to take more action.

This crisis is enormous and our response must match it. We are working to:
  • Improve humanitarian access for the most vulnerable Syrians.
  • Pressure governments to take in more refugees.
  • Urge the U.S. government to move quickly to resettle refugees and ensure enough funding for food and other necessities.
  • Investigate human rights abuses and document the situation facing refugees in Europe and around the world.
Have you ever heard about someone in a desperate situation and thought 'somebody has to do something'? I'm writing to tell you: you can be that somebody.

Donate and help our team to say yes to the next desperate request for advocacy on safety, freedom, shelter or protection. For a short time, your donation will go three times as far.

Thank you.

Adotei AkweiSincerely,
Adotei Akwei
Managing Director, Government Relations
Amnesty International USA


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