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Sunday 19 June 2016

Honour her memory through action

Read our appreciation: Jo Cox, humanitarian.

Syrians and their supporters are mourning the loss of their bravest friend in UK politics. We need others to step forward and continue her work.

Here are five ways to carry on the work of Jo Cox on Syria:

  1. Support Syria Civil Defence—the ‘White Helmets’
  2. Support Syrian civil society—the alternative to both Assad’s murderous failed state and the terror state of ISIS
  3. Break the sieges—call for UK humanitarian airdrops NOW
  4. Stop the bombs—call for UK action to end Assad’s mass murder: No-Bombing Zone NOW
  5. Safe passage for refugees—end the UK and EU’s hostile policies towards refugees NOW

Syria Civil Defence: Also known as the ‘White Helmets,’ Syria Civil Defence are rescue volunteers working inside Syria. Unarmed and neutral, these heroes have saved more than 51,000 lives from under the rubble and brought hope for Syria’s future.

They are one of three causes being supported by the Jo Cox Fund. The other two worthy causes are The Royal Voluntary Service, to support volunteers helping combat loneliness in her constituency, Batley and Spen in West Yorkshire, and HOPE not Hate, who seek to challenge and defeat the politics of hate and extremism within local communities across Britain.

Donate to the Jo Cox Fund here.

Read more about the White Helmets and their call for a No-Fly Zone in Syria.

Follow Syria Civil Defence on Twitter.

Sign a petition calling for the White Helmets to be awarded the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.

Find out more about how to support the causes Jo Cox believed in on our TAKE ACTION page.

More In Common: A Worldwide Celebration of Jo Cox

From the Facebook event page:
On Jo Cox’s birthday this Wednesday, show the world that we have far #moreincommon with each other than that which divides us.

Across the world, we will gather together to celebrate Jo’s life, her warmth, love, energy, passion, flair, Yorkshire heritage, and her belief in the humanity of every person in every place, from Batley and Spen to Aleppo and Darayya.

London: 4pm–5pm, Trafalgar Square

Batley and Spen: 4pm–5pm

New York City: 11am–12pm

Washington DC: 11am–12pm

Brussels: 5pm–6pm, Ancienne Belgique

Nairobi: 6pm–7pm