#GoodNews: Khalsa Aid – Humanity’s Saving Grace in War-Torn Syria

Amidst the conflict, an international NGO Khalsa Aid is carrying out a dedicated rescue operation in Syria.

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Amidst the conflict, an international NGO Khalsa Aid is the saving grace of humanity and empathy in Syria.

Humanity in the face of conflict is always like the light at the end of the tunnel we keep hoping for.

Over 500 human lives have been lost in the last 11 days of bombing in Syria’s Ghouta, a swathe of towns and farms outside Damascus that is the last major rebel-held area near the capital. The onslaught has been one of the fiercest of the civil war, now entering its eighth year.

Amidst the bloodbath, an international NGO Khalsa Aid is the saving grace of humanity and empathy in Syria.


From free food to shelter to health services, the organisation has been serving and rescuing people in war-ravaged Syria with dedication.

Hailing their dedication, Twitter uses widely shared and appreciated Khalsa Aid’s humanitarian aid.

Struck by the plight of the refugees in Kosovo in 1999, Ravinder (Ravi) Singh founded this charitable organisation “with the aim to provide humanitarian aid in disaster areas and civil conflict zones around the world”. The organisation says it believes in the Sikh principle of "Recognise the whole human race as one".

We get a deluge of calls requesting donations to build gurudwaras, while there is already a minimum of three in almost every village of Punjab. The count in cities is even higher: 10. Don’t we need more hospitals and schools instead?
Ravi Singh to The Tribune

Since its inception, the NGO has provided relief to the victims of the Yemen Civil War, refugees from the Middle East, the Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar seeking refuge in Bangladesh, victims of earthquake, flood and hurricane-stricken areas in Nepal, Australia, and the Caribbean.

The organisation also runs a committed Langar Aid that provides emergency food and water supplies in war-ravaged areas.

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