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I’m sure some of you heard about the #CivilmarchforAleppo  but in case you didn’t, here’s what’s happening:

A group of people started off from Berlin and they are walking to Aleppo as a way to raise awareness for the people in Syria and the refugees who flee the war-torn zones.

People from all over the place are joining the march, some only for a few days. Everyone is welcomed to join.

Here’s what you can read on the site of why they embarked on this journey:

Syria is the biggest humanitarian crisis of our time. We cannot watch it unfolding much longer. We want to transform the feeling of helplessness into action

I’m doing my part by spreading the word. In my heart I’m walking right along them! I believe we can make a difference!

Go and check out their site and their Facebook page, and if you can why not join them too?

#CivilMarchforAleppo is a march for peace!

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While the whole world was going on about whether Messi would live up to his name and make Argentina champion at the World Cup, a human tragedy was going on in Gaza. A tragedy that still goes on as we speak.

There’s really no way to be opinion-less about the Gaza situation, and I’m not talking about taking sides. I understand that it’s of the utmost importance to be “politically correct”, the problem is that often we hide our cowardice behind political correctness. Here’s a case of asking ourselves not who is right but what is right.

Children dying will never be right. In “normal” circumstances we make such a big deal when children are deprived of their childhood, and we fight for children’s right of getting an education and playing and having a loving family and healthy upbringing; but then when all the rights get violated in a “so-called conflict” all of a sudden nobody has anything to say about it.

Ok, this is of course an exaggerated statement. There are lots of brave people who are speaking up for human rights and you know what, I want to be part of that group of people. Heidi, a good friend of mine changed her otherwise happy profile Facebook photo to a somber one and wrote “As long as children are being slaughtered in the Middle East (Gaza) this will be my profile. So sad!!!” Kudos Heidi for saying it like it is!

The Fourth Geneva Convention (1949) defined humanitarian protection of civilians in a war zone. Children as far as I’m concerned are civilians. It’s outrageous that the world stands by and lets situations such as these take place.

Whatever happened to the code of conduct of saving women and children first? Or is that not a thing anymore?

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