Canadian Red Cross President and CEO Conrad Sauvé recently returned from a trip to Syria and the surrounding region. He met with refugees, Red Cross and Red Crescent workers, and others who have been impacted by conflict and violence in Syria.

Conrad noted that amongst the suffering, there is still a glimmer of hope, especially from children. While on his trip, Conrad was presented with a “box of wishes” from Syrian children who were living in a refugee camp. Inside the box where pictures the children had drawn of what they want to be when they grow up.  

a box decorated with a Red Cross and a Red Crescent with the lid open and children's drawings showing

“Their parent’s tell us, well, if it’s too late for us, do something for our children,” Conrad said.
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