S. Burlington students round up blankets for Syrian refugees


MONTPELIER, VT. >> While there's been debate over whether to admit Syrian refugees into the United States, two Vermont students are trying to help those still stuck in that war-torn country.

Lena Ginawi and Kiran Waqar (wah-CAR'), students at South Burlington High School, are rounding up blankets to send to Syria, to help refugees still within the country's borders.

Vermont Public Radio reports (http://bit.ly/1YOjYi6) that Ginawi and Waqar are both first-generation immigrants to the U.S., whose parents settled in Vermont from Egypt and Pakistan.

They're working with NuDay Syria, a New-Hampshire-based group that focusing on humanitarian aid within Syria and in bordering areas.


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