Send a message of hope to a child in an emergency this Christmas

Alan Walsh

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Alan Walsh

Send a message of hope to a child in an emergency this Christmas

Games of Thrones actor Liam Cunningham with Syrian refugee child in Jordan.

World Vision Ireland is asking you to help a child in an emergency situation this Christmas.

“We have all been shocked and many have felt a sense of helplessness at the scenes of traumatised children this year but there are ways that you can help.” said World Vision Ireland Chief Executive, Helen Keogh.

“Word Vision is on the ground in many countries around the world providing food and healthcare but also, and just as importantly, providing trauma support and other psychological care to children. Even the smallest donation will go a long way in helping us provide these essential services.”

Game of Thrones Actor, Liam Cunningham, travelled to Jordan to meet with Syrian refugees with World Vision this year where he witnessed just how far money donated can go.

“The aid work I saw in Jordan gives me hope for humanity – which is a weird thing to say this close to a war zone. It’s a credit to the NGOs like World Vision who are operating here. I left with images on my mind of children smiling, not looking up at the sky for what might be being dropped on them. Children drawing flowers, not looking up at fighter jets. There’s humanity, decency and dignity.” he said.

“What I saw in Jordan wasn’t dramatic, but is so much more important. The bottom line is that donations you give are giving people dignity. A donation of just a few euro translates directly into dignity and that’s the best value for money you can possibly have.”

If you would like to help in another way you can also send a Syrian child in Turkey a special message to let them know that they are not alone. Simply go to worldvision.ie write your message and World Vision will print our on a beautiful card and send it to a little boy or girl who would love to know that you are thinking of them.

“So may of the children we meet who had fled war ask us why the world has forgotten about them. A message from someone in Ireland would mean the world to them” said Helen Keogh.

To donate to a vulnerable child in an emergency or to send a message go to www.worldvision.ie or phone 01 4980800