This is Ashwaq, a #Yazidi girl who was kidnapped by #ISIS in 2014 when the terrorist group attacked #Iraq . After her escape and her migration to #Germany , she met the man who had bought her as a slave, walking around freely in Germany. He knew where all Yazidi girls in Germany were living and the police don't do anything about it because he claims to be a "#refugee ". This is not one bit shocking. Last week, Germans announced they would take in Al-Qaeda terrroists. Germany needs new leadership. #Merkel#AfD#immigration
Portrait of a young Rohingya boy in a Bangladesh refugee camp. We had a small chat and he showed us this photograph of his family. He said the creased old print was the most important thing he brought when fleeing from Myanmar.
Good to see both sides of the aisle condemning this inflammatory and wildly inaccurate, xenophobic speech finding it's way into our houses of parliament.We must speak out against this rhetoric and not let it slide into insignificance in the face of even worse social commentary in the future. The race to the bottom is well and truly, we must support people who resist this downward spiral.
This is not ok, Australians can do better. - article up now, link in bio. We’d love to hear your thoughts.
This Somali woman who is running for Congress won her primary last night. Awesome! #Repost @mpowerchange with @get_repost
Somali. Muslim. Woman — we’re so proud of you #IlhanOmar . In her victory speech, @ilhanmn mentioned all the 8 year olds in #refugee camps, around the world watching that moment—and how they would now be able to say that they too can lead.
Parents flee with their children daily, even pregnant women flee their countries because fleeing is safer.
But having even diapers and formula for these babies is hard to come by, purchasing one of our Love & Hope shirts insures refugee babies have their needs met.
Ilhan Omar made history just two years ago when she became the first Somali American elected to a state legislature in Minnesota. Omar, a 36-year-old who first migrated to the United States a refugee, beat six candidates in the race to fill current Rep. Keith Ellison’s seat. If Omar wins in November, she will become the first Somali American elected to Congress. 🇸🇴
Why would a medium some people associate with superheroes and Snoopy be useful in explaining refugee flight and contemporary migration? Serious comics are not something new, and graphic novels have demonstrated the narrative power of illustrative storytelling.
@PosNegOrg—a creative house that combines ethnographic research with illustration and photography to produce literary comics about contemporary social and human rights issues—has found that comics’ narrative power is particularly well suited for working with refugees to tell their stories of trying to seek safety in Europe.
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Global Relief Trust delivered vital Aid last year to the Rohingyan refugees and this week we were out there again. With your support, #TeamGRT distributed 350 emergency food packs in Kutupalong (camp 1), Cox Bazaar. These food packs consisted of essential food items which helped feed 100’s of families for a whole month.
Although so much Aid has been provided for the huge influx of refugees coming from Rohingya to Bangladesh, there has been a lack of food aid in recent months. Unfortunately, the aid that has been given has not included enough food aid to cover the refugee camps, and thousands are currently starving and do not know where there next meal will come from. The situation has become so bad that there were reports of refugees selling Aid products, in order to purchase food. Alhamdulillah, Global Relief Trust, alongside Badshah Palace & Legacy Football Club, have been raising awareness & funds for the Rohingya refugees, in a joint project. Please continue your support so we can provide aid to the Rohingyan brothers and sisters (Link in bio)
Jazak’Allah Khair! .
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Omg I love AMC! If you are on the waitlist, PLEASE send me a DM here or email me or write me on FB and let me know you need a ticket! We were sold out twice and we will be sold out for the third time! No tickets at the door. God is good! Let’s do this for the refugees!!!!!!
Yesterday Preston and I took a date night to The International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City and sat through an hour long presentation about how to volunteer with their initiative. They have SO MANY ways to help and I implore all of you to go sit through that very informative class to learn more about our refugee community and how to get involved. If you can't volunteer there are many other ways like going to their weekly Sunnyvale Farmers Market, using one of the refugee owned food trucks or restaurants for your catering needs, or donating. Some shocking info I learned at the meeting:
• 16 YEARS is the average amount of time most refugees spend in a refugee camp. Sit with that for a minute. • Only 1% of the world's refugees get resettled. ONLY ONE PERCENT!!!
• To have a shot at being resettled in the USA you have to be vetted through 6 government agencies including the FBI and CIA and it takes roughly 36 months.
• You have to live in the USA for a minimum of 5 years as a refugee before you can apply for citizenship
• The USA has taken in an all time low of refugees under the current administration.
PLEASE show kindness if you have the beautiful opportunity to cross paths with some of our local refugee families here in SLC. We take in almost more than any other city