Victoria’s Secret Angel, Candice Swanepoel Shares Heartbreaking Message about the Aleppo War
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Candice Swanepoel
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Victoria’s Secret Angel, Candice Swanepoel posted a heartbreaking message on social media about the Aleppo war, asking her 10.1+ million followers to donate to Doctors Without Borders this Christmas season.

Candice Swanepoel’s Instagram photo is a tragic and heartbreaking photograph of two men carrying three dust-covered children away from a disaster-struck site. The South African supermodel wanted her fans realize the real world issues going on ahead of the festive season. Candice Swanepoel’s Christmas message reads: “Why is this happening and no one can do anything about it…! I feel ashamed seeing these devastating pictures while we are all preparing for Christmas. Something needs to be done to stop this, And not just on social media, in REAL life…because these are real lives of real children and families living in fear and desperation. #allepo”. She continued the message by encouraging her fans to make a difference in one simple way, “We can try to help by donating to the Doctors who are there trying to save little lives. Doctors Without Borders. Link in my bio.”

Candice Swanepoel’s Instagram profile links to the official Doctors Without Borders donation page. DWB helps people from all over the world, wherever the need is the greatest, by delivering emergency medical care to anyone affected by epidemics, conflict, disasters, or lack of health care. Out of the money donated, 89 percent goes directly to program services, while 10 percent goes to fundraising efforts and only 1 percent is dedicated to management and general uses. On the DWD homepage, they listed 594,900 inpatients admitted and 230,400 patients on first-line ARV treatment, as of 2015.

The beautiful model is doing a great thing by using her popularity to spread awareness about an issue that is easily forgotten. While we enjoy the benefits of material wealth and comforts, people across the world and in our own communities are suffering. Donating is a wonderful way to spread Christmas cheer this December and each donation makes a difference.

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