ETSU students holding event for Syrian refugees

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) — Two ETSU students are hoping to raise awareness for Syrian refugees across the world.

Meira Yasin and Rana Zakaria are working with the Palestine children’s relief fund which is an international non-profit that helps injured children in the Middle East receive medical treatment.

Next week the organization hopes to educate the community about the Syrian refugee crisis and also show them how they can get involved by holding an event on campus.

Yasin told us she got the idea after being a part of a medical mission trip to northern Jordan this past summer. The experience made her want to continue working with refugees to try to give them hope and a better life.

She said, “This is not an issue of religion. It’s not an issue of race and in the end we’re all human. So you should want for your neighbor- what you want for yourself”. She continued, “it’s just important for people to come together for that reason because imagine if it was anyone’s child- if it was your child or family member. Everyone just wants what is best for humanity.”

The event to help raise awareness for the crisis will take place on Wednesday, October 7th from 10a.m. to 2p.m. in the Borchuck Plaza at ETSU.

Organizers say they’re also planning a multicultural fundraising event in November. To find out more about the Palestine children’s relief fund’s campaign, follow this link: http://syrianrelief.pcrf.net/.

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