Help the Syrian refugees

His name, the world would learn, was Aylan Kurdi, and he and his Kurdish family were heading from Syria to Canada β€” from war to peace and, they hoped, safety. Instead, 3-year-old Aylan, his 5-year-old brother Galip and their mother all drowned when their smuggler’s boat capsized off Bodrum, Turkey.  



 “I am carrying those bottles to fill them up with clean drinking water. This is a daunting task; every day I walk a long distance to reach the nearest water vendor under the burning sun. My house was destroyed during the war last year. Now I live in a rental which lacks water network and water storage, so I have to walk and fetch water every day.” Alaa’, 12, from #Gaza

What is a war?

War is defined as an active conflict that has claimed more than 1,000 lives.
Has the world ever been at peace?
Of the past 3,400 years, humans have been entirely at peace for 268 of them, or just 8 percent of recorded history.
How many people have died in war?

At least 108 million people were killed in wars in the twentieth century. Estimates for the total number killed in wars throughout all of human history range from 150 million to 1 billion. War has several other effects on population, including decreasing the birthrate by taking men away from their wives. The reduced birthrate during World War II is estimated to have caused a population deficit of more than 20 million people.