I hope by now that mostly everyone is at the VERY LEAST aware of Syria and the refugees all over the world, it’s sad to say there is still awareness being raised because, it at least seems, as though too many in this world simply do not care. The many horror Syrian’s have been undergoing the past few years and counting have been rejected by too much of the world, be it people or governments; so organizations such as International Rescue Committee (IRC), have taken it upon themselves to do what any and all of us able should do; especially our governments.
Now IRC and members of the cast of Game of Thrones have teamed up to raise money and awareness together. Before I go on, I have to give a quick rant and I apologize for it as I realize it’s uncalled for at this moment but I can’t help it:
If you know me, you should know I am 100% obsessed with Game of Thrones; the book series, not HBO’s TV version. They’ve taken arguably the best story line and characters and tore it all apart, went to put it back together, forgot how it originally was and the end result is/was a mess. I watch the show as fan fiction even though it angers me beyond words lol. I’m passionate, damn it. The story is massively different; the characters personalities and roles are wrong, virtually everything is wrong with the show, if one asks me. X_X But I digress. *ahem* <Sorry.
One thing that’s NOT wrong, however, is what actors and actresses from the fan adaption of Game of Thrones have decided to do in regards to speaking out for Syrian refugees.
Rescue Has No Boundaries is a joint campaign between the International Rescue Committee and the actors and actresses of HBO‘s Game of Thrones, (READ THE BOOKS!) to bring awareness and raise money for Syrian refugees.
[[ALSO, CHECK OUT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE FOR A LINK WHERE YOU CAN BUY RARE AND LIMITED, SOME AUTOGRAPHED GAME OF THRONES ITEMS AS WELL AS OTHER G.O.T. PRIZES WHEN YOU DONATE TO HELP THE REFUGEES OF SYRIA.]]
You can enter to win a chance to be flown to LA meet up with the cast from the show for the season premiere of Game of Thrones, Season 6. Additionally, on that same page, scroll down a bit and you will come across the Game of Thrones donation section which includes limited time Game of Thrones accessories and collectables, many autographed. Click here to check out the items.
Though it’s sad this world needs to depend on entertainers to raise money and/or bring awareness to issues such as Syrian Refugees as well as the conflict in Syria, I think it’s highly respectable of every actor and actress involved in Rescue Has No Boundaries to be using their voice for these people… I admire them for standing up for the Syrian people and a world crisis that is not reported or covered enough or if so it is all too often misreported; the problems in Syria and the Syrian people who have been ignored and rejected for extremely too long.
“Mass exodus: millions on the move, escaping war, famine and destruction,” Headey says in the PSA, describing the experience of the roughly 11 million people who have either left the country or been displaced inside Syria since 2011.
The IRC is the only international relief agency working to help people still in Syria, as well as in countries such as Turkey and Greece that have received the bulk of people who have fled the war-torn nation. Headey explains in the clip that the IRC hopes to raise enough cash from the public to assist 3 million people.
FULL COVERAGE: The Global Refugee Crisis
Although people can donate on the IRC’s website, for the real super fans out there, the campaign has partnered with charity platform Omaze to raffle off cool Game of Thrones prizes, including a chance for supporters to hang with the cast at the season six premiere in April.
The violence and war will surely continue on upcoming episodes, but Headey and company are committed to peace.
“Every month, hundreds of thousands flee their homes. Refugees, families, children struggling to stay alive,” the cast members say in a montage. “Real people now on the most dangerous journey of all. What would you do to protect your life, your family, your future? You can help.”
Sign the petition here and listen to Game of Thrones actors/actresses speak out on the struggles and needs Syrian refugees endure, what the world can do, is doing; and what we can do.You can watch the video at this link – I can’t the video to embed for some reason. =(