charity has released series of Christmas cards with difference. The non-profit organization Doctors of World is selling four different cards showing traditional Christmas scenes from Holy Land. However, the pictures also contain images of war in Syria. The Doctors of the World want to make people aware that there is still lot of suffering going on in world, especially in Syria. One Christmas card shows Mary and Joseph travelling on donkey through rubble of modern day, war-torn Syria. Another shows baby Jesus asleep in his manger as missile is fired in distance behind him. The next card shows three wise men looking up at warplanes flying overhead.
The Doctors of the World website explained reason for their alternative Christmas cards. It said: "Rather than making religious statement, these images seek to remind public that this year war has forced millions from their homes, and they really need our help." Money from sale of the cards will help buy medicine and medical equipment for people in Syria and other areas of conflict around world. The website said: "By purchasing our cards, you are helping us to provide healthcare to most vulnerable, and together we will [put back] little of most festive feeling of all – hope." The United Nations estimates that 65 million people have fled their homes because of violence and war.