In my History New Network feature on the Syrian crisis, I wrote about the Near East Relief Charity of the World War I era. Their original name was the The American Committee for Syrian and Armenian Relief.
They got started in 1915 in response to the humanitarian crisis of World War I. Near East Relief’s life-saving work during those years has been a model for humanitarian aid ever since.
This charity is still going strong over a hundred years later and helping Syrian refugees. In fact, they tweeted me after I wrote the article!
Now called the Near East Foundation, they are helping Syrian and Iraqi refugee women earn a living. They are helping them regain an income, which many have lost because of the war.
They also have expanded their work to Africa, including Mali and Senegal. They are fighting malnutrition in these countries.
Near East Relief also works in Sudan, helping that country deal with the effects of war. You can visit the Near East Foundation web site for more information.
Read the full article at Examiner.