There is so much going on in the world right now that it can be difficult to spread our emotions, funding, and even awareness of the issues so thin. But I’ve seen a lot of people doing advocacy work and standing up for change over the year and it’s been inspiring to say the least. It’s easy to focus only on the many issues directly related to our nation, but I’m asking you to take a little time to think about those suffering, at risk of losing their lives, and living with the trauma of witnessing the death of their loved ones in cruel and inhumane ways.
The Rohingya people fleeing Myanmar and arriving in Bangladesh are enduring horrors that seem unimaginable. When I read this New York Times article among others (find link at the end), it brought me to tears. I ask you to read this article if you can. It’s brutally honest and tells the detailed stories these humans have suffered through. But I think it's important we know.
It’s easy to turn a blind eye, it’s easy to block it out since it seems so far away and disconnected. But these things are happening to real people. And I think if I can spare $3 here and there for a coffee or an extra $3 for a local beer, I can offer a small something to the organizations working hard to find relief for the Rohingya People, where that $3 might be SO much more significant. Please consider doing the same.
This site allows you to click on the DONATE NOW to donate directly to the USA for UNHCR, essentially this organization helps and protects refugees and people displaced by violence, conflict and persecution. They provide lifesaving essentials including shelter, water, food, safety and protection, to survive, recover and build a better future. - Also, this doesn't benefit me at all and I get no profit, it's just a way to spread the word and help out these organizations. Any little bit counts!! Thanks so much!