Help Us Tell The Stories of Syrian Refugees
Everyday nearly 2,000 Syrians enter Jordan to escape the brutalÂ civilÂ war. With your help I plan to travel to the Syria/Jordan border this summer to document their stories. (for more information about my project clickÂ here). My colleague Jordan Hattar and I will beÂ blogging daily atÂ Bold Type,Â and our work will be featured in any publications interested in our on-the-ground reporting and political analysis. Last year Hattar worked in the Za'atari refugee camp and was able to raise funds to build semi-permanent housing for several of the most needy families. His work was featured on the BBC, but little attention was paid in the U.S. This year Hattar and I are in the process of securing a meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah to discuss this dire issue and the future of the 1 million Syrians seeking refuge in Jordan. We also want to investigate the systemic elements that may hinder future prosperity for these brave people.
We will be working along sideÂ Syria DeeplyÂ andÂ members of theÂ Clinton GlobalÂ InitiativeÂ to build semi-permanent housing for families who will be struggling to survive the harsh winter ahead. Â What I'm requesting is yourÂ generosity. I'm in need of funding to hire a translator and cover some of our expenses. I also plan on bringing needed supplies to the children of the camp. We will be documenting where everyone's donations are going since we believeÂ transparencyÂ is greatly important. Â If you can't afford anything at this time, no problem. Please at least pass on my indieogogo.com page by clicking the link below.
Thank youÂ immensely,