According to the New York Times: "You could be forgiven, after five years of Syria's civil war dominating front pages for feeling lost". Thank goodness, because I've been feeling straight-up ignorant.
To be honest, the first time that the Syrian civil war felt real to me and felt like something I should pay attention to was when I read about the refugee team that competed in the Rio Olympics this year. For more information about olympians in Syria, I suggest reading this article from Reuters:
For those of you who may be feeling a bit lost, or who may feel like you could do more to help Syria's refugees, I suggest that we - because I'm right there with you - start with the following six ideas:
Donate: The White Helmets, "...a volunteer organization that has been working tirelessly to rescue people from the rubble of buildings destroyed by bombings and airstrikes", could use your donations
Phone a Friend: If you have friends overseas in Europe or across the border in Canada, encourage them to participate in Refugees Welcome - think of the concept like a charitable Airbnb.
Snail Mail: If words of affirmation are the love language that you give, think about writing a letter.
Don't Stop Here: Five more things you can do to help Aleppo.