Wednesday, January 21, 2009
For The Children Of Gaza...
The pain of children in war-torn countries is unimaginable.
For nearly three weeks, the children of Gaza had known nothing but bombings and, deaths.
Perhaps we can help in our own little way to ease their pain.
Marina Mahathir has come up with a support and healing project for these children.
Today, she launches "To My Friend in Gaza" (Untuk Kawan Ku di Gaza).
Here's a message in her blog RantingsByMM:
Dear folks, Since December 27, 2008 when the Israelis started bombing Gaza, children and women have suffered the most. Over 800,000 children have been exposed to extraordinary levels of violence and insecurity, some 1,600 have been injured and more than 300 children have died.
Gazan children who have survived are experiencing unimaginable trauma every day, cowering from fear and suffering from stress-related health problems such as asthma.
Even though there is now a truce, the ordeal of the children is not over. Many are still fearful, in pain and have an uncertain future because they have lost their parents and siblings.
In trying to think what I, as a mother, could do, I came up with this idea and have teamed up with UNICEF Malaysia and +wondermilk to launch To My Friend in Gaza (Untuk Kawan Ku di Gaza) today.
The basic idea is to get Malaysian children to write letters/cards/postcards or make drawings for the children of Gaza to show their support, provide encouragement and let them know that they have friends here who are thinking of them and praying for their safety.
Click here to continue.
Do join Marina to make it happen for the children of Gaza...