Artists Aid the Syrian Humanitarian Crisis
on 09 May 2017
With a resolution to the Syrian humanitarian crisis still far afield, resources for refugees—financial, medical and more—constantly need replenishment. Charity organization Gotham Cares debuted last night with an inaugural gathering, and thanks to contributions from artists like Andre Saraiva, Lucien Smith, and photographer Ben Watts, money was raised for both Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders) and the International Rescue Committee—and the thousands of people they employ in Syria and at its borders. According to Gotham Cares' statistics, over 6.3 million people are displaced and 13.5 million need emergency assistance in region. To help, or inquire about remaining art auction items, contact Gotham Cares.