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Business People Helping Syria

Business People Helping Syria

The crisis in Syria has touched the hearts of people all around the globe. The conflict, which started out six years ago now, has obligated millions to flee the country and has left many millions more needing humanitarian assistance. The emergency has prompted a reaction from federal governments and NGOs around the world however it has also motivated many independent business men and women to get involved. These business people have been personally touched by the state of affairs and it is striking to see the work that they are doing. In this article we will examine a few business owners who have decided to assist with the charitable work.

Birmingham-based businessman Raja Khan has given 50 residences in his hometown to Syrian refugees. He has also provided further support in the form of English lessons and mental health services. The past 20 or so years he has provided homes for ex-offenders, refugees from around the world, and ex-soldiers. His efforts are a great example of how to carry out highly effective refugee volunteer work and have driven others in the community to volunteer to house Syrian refugees.

One business person who has done an exceptional quantity of work to assist the men and women of Syria is Wafic Said. The businessman and philanthropist's charitable institution (which is named after himself) assists in a wide variety of ways and is a shining example of how to help Syrians. Having lived in Syria until his early twenties, his institution is exceedingly close to his heart and seeks to help in many ways. Projects include medical care of war wounded civilians, emergency relief, food and medical help for those people forced out of their homes by the conflict, and educational scholarships for refugees. His campaigns have had a tremendous effect on the lives of countless people and have earnt plaudits from refugee aid organisations around the globe. He is additionally the originator of a highly rated business faculty in Oxford University.

Canadian businessman Tony Singh has donated ten days’ worth of food to 500 Syrian people arriving in Vancouver. An immigrant himself, he was profoundly influenced by the warmth of those who welcomed him to Vancouver when he was a child. He attempts to reproduce the uplifting experience he had when he arrived and provide a positive outlook for those who are distressed about starting everyday life in a society with a different language and culture. His work has been noted over the boarder as an example of how to help Syrian refugees in the US. He has hope for Syria that eventually it will rebuild and residents will have the option to return. However it is impossible to determine if and when this will be the case and, for the time being, he is wholly commited to helping make the new arrivals feel as welcome as possible.

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