"We fear you are forgetting us."

Photo: World Vision

Photo: World Vision

World Vision President Rich Stearns quotes Haya, a 10-year-old Syrian refugee in his compelling article “Why We Don’t Care About Syria” in his recent Huffington Post article. American officials say that the devasting civil war in Syria may be the worst humanitarian disaster since the 1994 Rwandan genocide that killed an estimated 800,000 people. So why have many countries given hardly anything to meet the basic needs of people in such desparate circumstances?

Says Stearns: “Children have an ability to speak truths that many adults may prefer to keep quiet about. That’s why Haya’s words hit home. She said, ‘I am talking on behalf of Syrian children, calling on you — the people of the world. Have you ever thought of the children of Syria?’ “

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