And Josie Naughton Choose Love CEO, and Negar Tayyar, Co-founder of the Global Wholebeing Fund, have recently returned from Turkey and Syria. There, they witnessed the ongoing crisis and urgent needs of people affected by the February Earthquakes.
Although the crisis might not be in the news, help is still critically needed. Rebuilding towns, schools, homes, and lives takes time. Please listen to their story and help in any way you can. Even small donations go directly to those in need.
In the show notes, you’ll find links to the fundraiser and Choose Love’s store. Here, you can buy real items like food, clothing bundles, or even life-changing support for those who need it most.
Choose Love is a UK charity, and Choose Love, Inc. is a US non-profit. They provide refugees and displaced people with essentials like tents, rescue boats, food, clothes, and legal help. Under Josie’s leadership, a passionate team has helped one million people and raised millions for nearly 150 organizations.
You might remember my interview with Negar last year. She co-founded the Global Wholebeing Fund, which supports the needs of displaced people, often called refugees by the media.
Now, without further ado, let’s hear from Josie and Negar.
This is the link to the earthquake fundraiser
Here is the link to the Choose Love shop
And a link to a powerful article about the disinformation campaign again The White Helmets
Here is the link to a powerful article about aid and corruption in regime areas of Syria (apologies this is behind a pay wall)
00:03:50 Negar and Josie overview
00:05:46 Josie describes the on-the-ground assessment of the need.
00:11:45 The ongoing Syrian conflict
00:14:04 Explaining why funding sometimes does not reach people.
00:19:00 Providing transparency of where donations go
00:22:05 Why donations matter now, no matter size.
00:24:06 Elevate human dignity.
00:29:00 Building a movement of global citizens that make a change.
00:33:00 The impact of the White Helmets and the damage of misinformation
00:38:45 The scale of damage and the rebuild will take years.
00:40:08 Support is still needed in Syria.
00:45:38 Help people in need.
00:56:05 Global solidarity is needed.
00:57:13 Take action and spread hope.