Join with Amnesty International to stop the bombing of people in Eastern Ghouta, Syria


What’s happening?

An area in Damascus countryside, no bigger than 100 km2, has been home to 400,000 people trapped under siege by Syrian government forces since late 2012, suffering severe shortages of food, water, medicine and other crucial supplies. The situation in Eastern Ghouta worsened in November 2017, as the Syrian government – backed by Russia — tightened the siege and escalated its bombardment campaign, deliberately targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure including hospitals and markets. The people of Eastern Ghouta have been trapped in a cruel siege for nearly six years and are now being attacked daily, killed and maimed by their government. Children and elderly people are dying of malnutrition and lack of medication.

Amnesty International’s efforts

Amnesty International are putting together a petition to put global pressure on the Syrian and Russian governments to end the attacks and lift the siege on Eastern Ghouta immediately. You can add your message to the cause;

“Mr. Putin and Mr. Assad, you have the power to end this tragedy. I am calling on you to ensure that the Syrian government immediately ends all attacks on civilians and civilian structures, and lifts the siege to allow humanitarian aid into Eastern Ghouta.”

How you can help

Join with Amnesty International now to help stop the bombing in Eastern Ghouta;

The Wishing Well foundation

The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.

The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.

The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment.

Support the Wishing Well

The Wishing Well uses its funds to help children in need access all manners of developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments. The Wishing Well takes referrals for any child/young person in out-of-home care in NSW.  Applications are assessed by qualified personnel and on a case-by-case basis.  The decision to fund an application is affected by the following:

  • Funding availability
  • The support the child/young person has to access the proposed therapies
  • The capacity and willingness of the Carer Household to support the child/young person
  • Assessment, which recommends and supports the proposed therapy as relevant to meeting the particular needs of the child/young person

The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information:







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