The Syrian war is currently the second deadliest of the 21st century and is causing widespread and severe human rights violations and massacres of innocent civilians. As a result, the conflict has caused a major refugee crisis; support to the people of Syria is literally a matter of life or death.
For those who have survived the devastation so far, they are still at risk from the disease, starvation, persecution and the grief of losing loved ones has torn them apart emotionally. Orphans and widows are left to fend for themselves, forced to face the hardest of circumstance alone just to survive each and every passing day.
Across areas of extreme poverty and within refugee camps in Syria, the health of hundreds of elder people, children, pregnant women, new mothers and babies are at risk. Without basic healthcare and nutrition, pregnant women are at risk of complications, miscarriage or even stillbirth.
Widowed women face the ultimate struggle in soothing, comforting and providing for multiple children, grieving for their father while dealing with their own loss, hunger and pain.