While the world should never forget all those killed in Syria’s brutal war, we must also offer solidarity to those who have been maimed and disabled in the conflict.
“We, the ones who are challenged, need to be heard. To be seen not as a disability, but as a person who has and will continue to bloom.”
In the past six years, tens of thousands of innocent civilians - including children - have lost limbs through bombs and bullets, or after handling or stepping on explosives. Though their catastrophic injuries seldom make headlines, there are currently 38 million amputees in the developing world, all of whom deserve our unwavering compassion.
Their lives matter. We need to help them rebuild and rehabilitate.
Providing artificial limbs or wheelchairs gives the injured far more than simple mobility. Being active again reintegrates the disabled into the community, improving their chances of independence. In turn, reducing their social, physical and economic dependence brings a fresh sense of self-worth which further boosts recovery and helps lessen the impact of trauma.
One Family is committed to offering exactly this lifeline.
We support projects that fund mobility aids and prostheses, as well as rehabilitation sessions and psychological support groups. In addition, we facilitate schemes which educate local people - especially children - about the continuing dangers of undetonated explosives.
Please join us, and help show victims of conflict we will not abandon them.
Always stronger together, we are One Family.