I’m glad that MTV shed the light on this 8-month Syrian baby living with his grandfather under the Charles Helou bridge but something needs to be done quickly to pull them out of this horrible place. I’m already talking to a couple of NGOs to see if we can raise money and move them somewhere safe the soonest. The baby and his grandpa have been on the street for over 20 days now.
Three weeks ago, a 35-year-old single father of two from Syria received almost $175,000 in donations in only 6 days after his picture was shared by a foreign journalist in Beirut and I’m sure that a lot of people are more than willing to help Ali and help change his life positively.
Ever since I watched the report, I can’t help but wonder how do they sleep at night? How did they survive the sandstorm? How is the baby coping with all this heat and noise around? This is just terrible!
If anyone has any ideas on how to help, please share them. I’m going to pass by this afternoon see if they are still there.