A lot of heated discussion is taking place at the moment. With Europe facing the worst refugee crises since the World War II, emotions are flying high. Fear, anger, sympathy, anguish, distress, heartbreak, uncertainty, helplessness and so much more.
The point of this fundraiser is not to answer questions, nor is it to take any kind of stand.
The point of this fundraiser is very simple - to help people in need.
UNHCR recognizes the difference between refugees and migrants. "Global migration patterns have become increasingly complex in modern times, involving not just refugees, but also millions of economic migrants. But refugees and migrants, even if they often travel in the same way, are fundamentally different, and for that reason are treated very differently under modern international law. Migrants, especially economic migrants, choose to move in order to improve the future prospects of themselves and their families. Refugees have to move if they are to save their lives or preserve their freedom. They have no protection from their own state - indeed it is often their own government that is threatening to persecute them. If other countries do not let them in, and do not help them once they are in, then they may be condemning them to death - or to an intolerable life in the shadows, without sustenance and without rights."
Please, help me reach the goal of $3,000 raised for the UN Refugee Agency. Give $10. Click on the picture above, or the widget on the right, or this sentence. Help me spread the word. Share this with your friends and family. You will make a difference in this world. Your willingness to help is what makes this world a better place.
Even though the fundraiser is in my name, the money you donate go directly to USA for UNHCR. Your donations are tax deductible. 3% of the money raised will go to Crowdrise.
Soon, I will be throwing in some rewards for donors. A bottle of wine and a box of chocolate is definitely in the mix and you can win it - while helping those in need.
Thank you for reading this far.
Lots of love and all the best.
"The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide.
Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. It also has a mandate to help stateless people.
Since 1950, the agency has helped tens of millions of people restart their lives. Today, a staff of more than 9,300 people in 123 countries continues to help and protect millions of refugees, returnees, internally displaced and stateless people."