On Glass Balls and NGOs


Pokemon Go??

A game of glass balls is enough to make you forget anything, even war..

I bet no NGO has yet thought of a glass balls event where they get to take some photos for prestige and market themselves as children-loving, anti-war, pro-joy, or maybe brand a Syrian Pokemon Go!

Well, I just did!

The only way I can see NGOs work in Syria is through those ugly blue bags that remind the child everyday he uses it to school that  he\she is dependent on some organization that makes money out of his\her misery, an organization that is the last one to hope for an actual improvement in those children’s life. Why? Because without this child’s misery.. How will that NGO work?

The economy, marketing, propaganda, and “humanitarian” drama of international NGOs have made net profits from the Syrian war like never before. The case of Syrian Refugees, aids sent of Syrians inside Syria, psycho-social support for individuals traumatized by war and many other issues have made perfect material form more campaigning, more prestige, more profit in the name of Syrian’s suffering. And the case is worse when it comes to Syrian NGOs. Syrian NGOs preach about “initiatives”, “entrepreneurship” and other Platonic concepts in a society that still does not have a respectful civil law; those same NGOs preach about “raising awareness on women’s education”  maybe still don’t know that our law justifies a crime against women under a category called “honor crime”.

If you want to do something good and for the benefit of others, maybe you could save the money being spent on workshops in the most expensive hotels, on photos and videos here and there, on social media campaigning and use that money in some real action, like hiring a group of lawyers to call for the cancelation of “honor crimes” law instead of just teaching illiterate women that reading and writing is the best thing they can aspire to.

NGOs beg in the name of people in need, but the fact is that these people must remain in need so as to maintain the continuity of those organizations’ work. All UN and other NGO staged humanitarian sympathy and care is useless; a couple of events, some clowns here and there for an hour or so, some school bags some tents and meals, and some emotional videos to gain more money and then what??

Are more children in Syria, Libya, Iraq, Yemen, Rwanda, and Somalia more secure or happy?

Is the reality of women becoming better in the Middle East and Afric?

Is hunger a less dangerous problem in the last three decades


When some freshly dressed UN employee in Syria with her Chanel perfume, perfect hair style, super expensive jeans, well-done nail polish, and most importantly the badge coming down from her neck to remind us that she works just to make other people’s life better, when she starts talking about refugees, women rights, children rights, civil society, literacy campaigning, or whatever, I hear one thing:

BLA BLA BLA! And wait … More BLA!

The hypocrisy of such organizations is as bad as any direct attack of any other propaganda, like “the west is the savior”, or “we will bring you democracy” and so on.


Basic things we need to get rid of to make Syrian community stronger…

First, stop that NGO farce.

Second … I’ll tell you later…


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