Light a candle for Syria this Christmas

For years, our hearts have been broken by the conflict in Syria. As we near the holiday season, the images of children who have been hurt and even targeted by the violence, especially in Aleppo, seem almost too much to bear. 

In the face of so much suffering- including 8.6 million affected Syrian children- we can feel helpless. 

The streets of east Aleppo, Syria

But we're not. Our voices, our actions, and our dollars can, in fact, offer hope to Syrian families. 

This Christmas, World Vision is inviting Canadians to join others around the world and light a candle for Syria. Light a candle and take a picture, then post on social media using the hashtag #Candle4Syria and tag us @worldvisioncan

In this way, we will show the people of Syria, and our government, that we remember, and that we demand peace. Check out the photos and videos of people around the world who have taken part so far.

Since the beginning of the conflict, World Vision has been on the ground, supporting the people of Syria with humanitarian aid. Because of help from Canadians like you, we've provided millions of Syrian refugees with things like clean water, medicine, remedial education, and psychosocial support for children. 

Want to do more? 

Act: Add your voice to the Canadians who are demanding that Canada play a bigger role in the Syrian peace process. 

Give: Give a one-time, or monthly donation to help children in dangerous places like Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistan, Somalia, South Sudan, and Sudan.

Syrian refugee children at a camp in Lebanon