Kuwaiti YouTuber Raises $1Million for Syrian Refugees

Published October 31st, 2021 - 12:35 GMT
Syrian refugees are facing harsh conditions in camps.
Kuwaiti YouTuber Abu Flah. (Twitter)
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Syrian refugees are facing harsh conditions in camps.

Kuwaiti Youtuber, known as Abu Flah, has raised a fund of $1 million to help thousands of Syrian refugee families scattered around the world’s refugee camps. The campaign was launched through his official YouTube channel.

Abu Falah started his winter campaign on Friday in a live video through his YouTube channel where it lasted for 28 hours before he announced raising the one million.

Thousands of donors have participated in Abu Flah’s campaign to help Syrian refugees suffering abroad amid a viral support from other influencers and human  rights advocates who shared the campaign widely on social media platforms which fastened the money raising operation.

Not only human rights advocates have shared the Kuwaiti YouTuber’s campaign, but also several actors and influencers including Egyptian actor Mohamed Henedy and filmmaker & visual storyteller, Ala Hamdan.

The winter campaign launched by Abu Flah, was mainly to celebrate his YouTube channel that reached 20 million followers. 

After collecting the needed amount, the Kuwaiti YouTuber was seen crying in joy for achieving his campaign’s goal. Another hashtag was also widely shared along with the YouTuber’s name “#ابو_فله”  “#دفي_قلوبهم which means warm their hearts.”

On the other hand, a photo was widely shared of a Syrian refugee, called Asmaa Al-Natour, saying goodbye to her Danish neighbor after authorities forced her to leave her home to live in deportation camps.

Denmark was the first EU country to publicly announce its intention to return Syrian refugees back to their homeland despite arrest, torture or death fates they may face there, Middle East Eye reported.

Syrian activist, Asmaa Al-Natour and her family, have been living in Denmark since 2014, after claiming asylum there. However, the family has received a notice from the Danish immigration services that they are no longer eligible for asylum.

Asma shared new horrific photos after leaving her house to the deportation camps where it lacks basic needs of hygiene and basic living rights.

Since the start of the civil war, about 13.5 million Syrians in total are forcibly displaced, more than half of the country's population. While around 11.1 million people in Syria lack basic humanitarian assistance.

The Syrian civil war began on 15 March 2011, amid 2011 Arab Spring protests, out of discontent with the Syrian government and it escalated to an armed conflict after protests calling for Assad's removal were violently suppressed.


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