World Refugee Day comes but once a year.
According to the United Nations, there are 69 million refugees in the world today. To put that into perspective, that’s more than the number of people currently living in the state of California and New York, combined. And even with the state of crisis ongoing in the United States, we are still in a pretty good position to help those fleeing to safety. There’s nothing better for the feelings of constant hopeless rage than doing something tangible for someone else.*
Rescue.org, suggests what you can do for those that have resettled in the United States here: https://www.rescue.org/topic/refugees-america#what-can-i-do-to-help-resettled-refugees
The Refugee Aid App shows people where they can get services and could always use a donation: http://refaid.com
UNICEF has several actions they are asking people to contact their representatives about: https://www.unicefusa.org/help/advocate
Yes, our government is putting children in camps. Yes, they left the Human Rights Council before being kicked out. Let’s show the world that Trump and his minions are not going to stop us from prioritizing human rights.
*Pretty much the entire reason DGB exists.