On Saturday, dozens of people were killed in a suspected chemical attack in rebel-held Douma, Syria — an attack in which the Syrian government denies involvement. Footage of the suspected chemical attack's aftermath reveals widespread devastation, with hundreds injured in addition to the dozens of dead. If you are wondering how to donate to help the Syria chemical attack victims, there are certainly a variety of organizations to which you can offer assistance as they aid those affected by this horrendous attack and others like it.
As CNN reported, video footage from Douma shows many civilians convulsing and foaming at the mouth in the aftermath of the suspected attack. However, the outlet noted that Syrian and Russian officials have denied that a chemical attack occurred, with officials from both countries saying that rebels are pretending that the attack happened as a means of prompting international military intervention in Syria.
The Syrian American Medical Association (SAMS) and the Syrian Civil Defense released a joint statement describing the effects of the suspected attack, saying, "On Saturday, April 7th, at 7:45 PM local time, amidst continuous bombardment of residential neighborhoods in the city of Douma, more than 500 cases — the majority of whom are women and children — were brought to local medical centers with symptoms indicative of exposure to a chemical agent." The statement also revealed that at least 42 people had been found dead in their homes from the suspected attack.
Many organizations have been working for years on humanitarian efforts in Syria and, thus, are well-positioned to help provide aid in the wake of this suspected chemical attack. The following list reflects a few of the organizations to which you can donate if you wish to help.