For the American moms who volunteer with Operation Refugee Child, their mission is twofold: providing refugee families with items their kids need, and giving a face to the throngs of people seeking safety for their children.
“Tomorrow, it could be me. It could be you. It could be any of us,” said Anna Segur, an Operation Refugee Child volunteer.
Through the organization, founded by a mom from California, volunteers hand out backpacks containing items like blankets, plush toys and gloves to children at refugee camps.
“A lot of things the things were just things – as a mother – we felt they would appreciate,” said Somer Sood, another volunteer. “It’s just about the children. They deserve safe passage. They deserve a normal childhood.”