La misión con @eacnur de ayer nos llevó hasta Timangolo, un campamento de refugiados de la zona este de Camerún. Como describir la sensacion de cruzar ese umbral, de ver la cantidad de personas que esperaban nuestra visita como si del gran acontecimiento del año se tratara. Probablemente las visitas de los representantes exteriores sea lo único que altere su rutina diaria, y de ahí que nos acogieran como si de celebridades se tratara. Pero esto no enmascara las grandes necesidades que tiene este campamento. Desde que a finales de 2013 empezara el conflicto en la República Centroafricana, la llegada de refugiados a la frontera este de Camerún no ha cesado; sin embargo las ayudas de la comunidad internacional si que han ido disminuyendo. Esto hace que, a día de hoy, las necesidades no cubiertas del campamento sean enormes. En parte se debe a la desatención de los medios de comunicación internacionales, la falta de foco ha hecho que los fondos lleguen a cuentagotas, y esto se traduce en graves carencias en el campamento. A pesar de éstas, la labor del HCR (Hâute Commissariat des nations unies pour les Réfugiés) en este campamento es INCREIBLE!!! Son la eficacia personificada, y hacen que con los pocos fondos que llegan se aprovechen de la mejor manera posible. ¿En qué se traduce eso? En la imagen de hoy. En la felicidad de los niños, en las oportunidades que se les presentan y en el futuro tan esperanzador que tienen frente a ellos. Y porque una imagen vale más que mil palabras, esperemos que las imágenes sigan mostrando la realidad del mundo, y hagan que muchas más personas puedan tener el futuro que se merecen.
This evening I went to shadow my colleagues giving out clear, correct legal information about the asylum process. This takes place in a car park near an abandoned building many people are staying in. There’s also food distribution and medical assistance taking place.
RAQQA RETURNEES | They live in Danish towns like Svendborg, Holsted and Kastrup. But they all originate from Raqqa where they once studied, worked as teachers or as a carpenter.
But that was before the Arab Spring, the revolution, the Caliphate and the war...
Today Mamduh, Hanadi, Fawaz and Abu Ismaeil are refugees often wished for just to go home... But home to what exactly?
Provided with adresses, photos and coordinates I tried to find out. Visiting the city that they cannot I searched and found their homes. Or at least what was left of it...
Result - and today’s story in @informationdk.
Hoje é comemorado o The World’s children Day , Dia Mundial das crianças ... 🌎🌏
...ou seja dia da indiferença 😢😢...
porque as crianças pelo mundo sofrem sem seus direitos básicos, sem qualquer respeito pela sua vida, por sua idade...sem direito a sonhos, esperanças, segurança e dignidade. O mundo deveria proteger estas crianças, mas ao contrário, violam os seus direitos e anulam a sua infância.
Hoje sentimos uma dor maior em nossas almas, a indiferença a fragilidade e morte destas crianças gritam dentro do nosso peito... porque o mundo celebra hoje e amanhã nada mudou, as crianças continuaram onde estão no meio das guerras, do lixo, da pobreza, da humilhação, sem direito a vida. As crianças são apenas vítimas, são as que pagam as contas, é lamentável que a humanidade esteja mais preocupada em desenvolver armas e ignora até mesmo uma reflexão sobre a Paz...Realmente não sei quando o sofrimento terminará neste planeta, mas sei que a humanidade desapareceu do Coração muitas pessoas... #paz#amor#prayforchildren#word#children#maisamor#maisamorporfavor#refugee#refugees
Siguen esperando a que pensemos en ellas como colegas, amigas, o hermanas. La etiqueta de “refugiadas” las despoja de su verdadera identidad como madres, hijas o abuelas que además son profesoras, ingenieras, enfermeras, médicas...Si las pusiéramos mentalmente en otro lugar, libres, con su modo de vida formado, sus amigos, sus profesiones, sus aficiones, cualidades y conversaciones cotidianas, creo que las sentiríamos más cercanas, que se activaría nuestra empatía y que nos resultaría más fácil encontrar el nicho en el que poder ayudarlas a salir de este mal sueño. Sobre todo, sería mejor dejar de hablar de “ellas” y “ellos”, y de “nosotros” y “nosotras” #womenempowerment#Grecia 2017
“Even if they could bring my husband and my children and my parents back from the dead - even if they brought back all of them, we wouldn’t go back,” Momtaz Begum told me. "We wouldn’t go (to Myanmar) because of how much we were persecuted.” In August, 2017, Myanmar’s Military carried out a massacre in Momtaz’a village of Tula Toli, in Rakhine State. Momtaz was raped and suffered severe burns, when the house she was locked in was set on fire. Her husband, three of her four children, and her parents were killed. Momtaz escaped to neighboring #Bangladesh with her sole surviving child, 8-year-old daughter Razia, who still has scars on her scalp from the machete a soldier used to attack her. Momtaz, like so many other #Rohingya#refugees , is now terrified she may be forced to return to Myanmar. She insists, however, that she’ll never go back voluntarily. Portion of latest piece for @aljazeeraenglish from me, @sulayman_shaon, @tanvirbengal & @ro_yassin_abdumonab. Link to full report in bio ...
I’m amazed and so happy and....bereft.... .
79 of the family netsuke have gone to new homes. I’m hugely grateful to all those who have so generously supported the Refugee Council by helping this sale by Matthew Barton Ltd at 25 Blythe Road, Max Rutherston my wonderful auctioneer and all who have bid and bought these treasures. It has raised three times the high estimate: an amazing total. .
It will make a difference. .
Day after day, we are reminded of how fortunate we are to be a part of the welcoming, diverse community of Western New York. Thank you for opening your arms and hearts to newcomers. Thank you for helping make a home for those who have traveled so far to be here.
All of us at the Institute wish you and yours a peaceful, joyful Thanksgiving.
Thank you to @DeliveringGood for supporting our immigrant and refugee families by sending us a package of brand new clothing ahead of Thanksgiving! ❤
As the giving season approaches, send a message of hope to our families by donating your own gift for #GivingTuesday - click the link in our bio to support us today!
“Who loves Ice Cream????” 🍦❤️
Yall, the amount of Joy and Gratitude that is filled within these kiddos’ hearts is bountiful and beautiful.😁 When I find myself too busy “privilege-worrying” over my frustrations with having to drive to clinics in Fort Worth, Waxahachie, and Canton or deciding on whether I’m going to update my iPhone to the XS or XSmax, I have to remind myself that there are families that face hardships that some of us may take for granted, such as passing classes with English as a second language, thinking about where the next meal will come from or waiting on the WIC card to refill, or trying to attain professional mental health assistance for PTSD.
@hearthousedallas is a non-profit that provides safety, education, and opportunity to refugee and underprivileged children living in Vickery Meadow by providing interventions and support services to move students from a mindset of chaos to an oasis of calm. Many of Vickery Meadow’s 53,000 residents are immigrants and refugees. Of that population 5,303 are under the age of six, and 3,933 are between the ages of six and thirteen. 39% are considered “asset poor.” There are 15 languages and dialects represented in the program.
Attitude of Gratitude; who’s in?
Sam arrived today with a huge grin on his face which mirrored mine completely. He hasn’t been able to come for several weeks as his aunt has been very ill and we made a big bunch of flowers for her as she loves the garden. Sam threw himself into shovelling Norman’s fine load of muck with gusto and is quite happy to be chronicled by his snap-happy friend Sarah. Meanwhile, just after he’d gone, I caught an incredibly moving piece on the radio (‘Outlook’ on the BBC World Service) about Majid Adin who fled Iran and ended up in the Calais refugee camp, survived a refrigerated lorry to arrive in the UK and be granted asylum. He entered a competition set by Elton John to animate his song ‘Rocket Man’ and won! He was flown to Cannes to collect the prize and has gone on to work in the industry. I’ve taken some images as the alienation he shows so movingly mirrors the alienation that must be felt by all people who live with autism like Sam. You can catch his animation on Utube and massive congratulations to you Majid👑. You speak for so many people all over the world who are displaced physically and also mentally and who need our support.
Style: The Great Migration of 2015 saw more than two million people make the arduous and perilous journey from the Middle East to Europe. Many arrived on European shores in rubber dinghies that were abandoned once the passengers were safely on land. This was the start of Vera Günther and Nora Azzaoui's story. These two friends had taken extended time off from work in Berlin to travel to welcome these boats in Greece. Beyond the initial response of food, water, blankets and a warm welcome – for @verasapana and @nora_oui, the job was only half done. They still had the task of cleaning up the beach after the refugees had been moved to other locations. While picking up food wrappers, drink cartons and discarded blankets was simple enough, big deflated dinghies weren't easily disposable. So they cut out a section of a rubber dinghy, brought it back to Berlin and gave it to a fashion designer friend to see whether something could be done with it. The prototype came back in the shape of a handbag – @mimycri.⠀
More than 400 yearly recorded #disasters including #wars causing human to be #homeless in the 21st century not anymore! #Buildink team will dedicate all the technology on earth to provide safe, concrete and healthy shelters and homes to our children and families abroad in no time.
Thanks to @mitefarab for giving us the opportunity to present #Buildink .
New video is up. Link in bio.
My first mini documentary. Nomad Cook is not only about cooking, but also about people, social issues and empathy. Here's a little intro about it.
We live in a complex world. It's easy to see the big daily happenings that occur every day without thinking for a moment about their context and history.
There are many social issues around the world, and they need to be fixed. However, they haven't been repaired over generations for many reasons. One of the reasons is precisely the optic about for whom a problem is such a thing.
I'm going to write an article about this in the future, but for now, I want to share with you a small portion of the perspective I discovered while walking along with the now famous migrant caravan.
There are many opinions and ideas about this people and why are they on their way to the US. Well, this is not the first caravan but the biggest. Also, there is some data to help us to understand from a historical perspective, what is going on in Central America and the conditions where its citizens have to live every day.
Isn’t there something so exciting about looking at the world map? It’s fun to figure out common global connections you have with your friends – whether it’s a place you both have visited, a country you both come from, or a dish you have tried from another destination.
Spice Madam’s mission is to bring people together through food. Each month our customers receive a box from a different country, with spices, recipes, music + fun facts and this enables them to create special family meals or dinner parties with their friends that are centered around another country, its people and its culture. We have hired three refugee ladies from Afghanistan, as well as four ladies from the Bonton area of South Dallas, which has historically been a food desert area.
My dream is to bridge the gap between people from different countries in the US through creating connections of taste, music and culture from our customers’ own kitchen tables.
Since I was given a fighting chance myself after being granted access to come to America for college, my goal is to pay it forward for others. I know firsthand that immigrants and refugees help strengthen the community. Investing in support for refugees, immigrants and Americans in need today will result in stronger, more successful communities tomorrow.
So I have some exciting news to share with you! To launch the #ModeloFightingChanceProject , @modelousa is proud to support the International Rescue Committee (@theirc) through a multi-year partnership and commitment to donate $1 million to help provide refugees, immigrants and Americans in need the financial tools they need to achieve their vision of the American dream. ❤️ #ModeloPartner#for21 +
Papay wanted to do something different. He was determined to color outside of the lines. Looking at every other student's artwork, which all appeared to be by the book, Papay's self-confidence and faith in his talent only grew. Intriguing concepts within his artwork began to sprout, and the art began to come alive. He stood up for his work and eventually received support from even a "by-the-book professor". He began to notice that he was using art to process his journey through various refugee camps from his childhood. This reflective journey made him realize that he had to take time to understand not only who he was in an unfamiliar space - the American art world - but also the social circles here in America.
His personal and artistic purpose took shape when his art assignment involved revamping such paintings as the 1433 portrait of a Man in Red Turban, by Jan Van Eyck. The "Knowledge of Self" was the title he named the artistic expression of his self. And from there Papay uses art to express his clear and concise version of people, culture, and technique within each original piece.
Giving credit to his mother's love of different fabrics with unique African prints, he explained that many of his ideas start with one design, or vibrant pattern, provided by his mother!
One delivery is all it takes to change the life. Your donations help us help families like the Solomons. Donate to WTAP on #GivingTuesday .
Listen to Emmy-award winning sportswriter AMY BASS discuss her latest book, "ONE GOAL: A COACH, A TEAM, AND THE GAME THAT BROUGHT A DIVIDED TOWN TOGETHER." Discover how Somalian refugees join a high-school soccer team and help unite the racially divided town of Lewiston, Maine while winning multiple state championships!
A timely true story about community-building!
Click link in Bio.
“It’s hard to live with that fear of the unknown. Every day I wake up with that.” Danny Thongsy has never been to Laos, the country that his family fled during the Vietnam war. But that hasn’t stopped the government from attempting to deport him there. My latest reporting for HuffPost is on the increased deportations of Southeast Asian refugees. Link in bio.
The CHOOSE LOVE shop is back! A place where you can buy essential items for refugees this Christmas 🎄:smile: After being such a hit last year, the shop will be open again this winter in London and for the first time in New York! Volunteers are really needed to help run the shop and we are really pleased to be helping coordinate this :smile: If you are available between 23rd November and 31st December we would love to hear from you! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Free screening of @humanflowmovie happening tomorrow evening in @trinitycollegedublin. Hosted by the School of Medicine and the Mphil in Race, Ethnicity and Conflict. Reserve your place via Eventbrite (search for Human Flow Documentary). #Film#Documentary#refugees#Dublin
“By recognizing strangers as ourselves and responding to their needs, we enter into one of the most simple, profound, and mysterious aspects of our faith: When we welcome refugees and immigrants, we welcome God.” #YouWelcomedMe#refugees#bookquotes#immigration
"I love GenR because it creates a community of smart, thoughtful and empathetic adults who I can relate to. I love that it keeps me in the loop about whats going on with the refugee crisis and educates me about all of the local efforts underway to help resettled populations. I love that it gives me a concrete way of contributing locally and nationally." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
—Christina Pfeiffer, GenR SLC member
This holiday give the gift that is made from recycled life jackets worn by refugees fleeing their country. We give 50% of our profits to organizations that support refugees. #buildinghumanity#supporthumanity