In September 2015, after the harrowing images of Aylan Kurdi were broadcasted I established www.aylankurdi.com, a platform that aims to engage in a number of fund-raising work over the coming period. The purpose of the campaign is to raise funds for, and raise awareness of, child victims of war in Syria who are escaping conflict and persecution.
For its inaugural campaign, I raised $91,000 for Hand In Hand For Syria, a UK registered charity that has been at the forefront of humanitarian aid in Syria since the conflict began. The organisation’s work has been widely reported, including by the BBC, Guardian and Channel 4 News.
For further updates on additional campaigning efforts, please check back later.