Take Action Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Take Action Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

6/20/17

World Refugee Day 

Every year on June 20th, CARE joins the global community to honor World Refugee Day and the bravery, determination and perseverance of millions of refugees.  This year, it happens to fall on Take Action Tuesday and we want you to honor the day with us by standing #WithRefugees. 

CARE has joined UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency and dozens of other non-profit and humanitarian organizations to support the #WithRefugees campaign and petition.  Together, we’re raising awareness that currently, more than 65 million people live as either refugees or displaced people and every day, 34,000 more are forced to flee their homes to find safety. In Syria, Yemen, South Sudan, Kenya and beyond, hundreds of thousands of women, children and families are running for their lives in the wake of conflict, migrating to find safety and water, and crammed together under insufficient shelter with nowhere to go, no way to earn a living and often times, no food, clean water, sanitation facilities or healthcare.   

On this World Refugee Day, we’re facing the worst refugee crisis in history. And the current Administration plans to eliminate crucial funding that’s helping keep refugees alive.  By slashing the foreign assistance budget and eliminating funding for UNFPA, the United States government is going back on its long-standing commitment to use our tremendous resources and leadership to help those who are suffering, starving and scared. Without that funding, resources or leadership lives will be lost and desperation will grow.   

Please join us this World Refugee Day to raise awareness about the refugee crisis, stand in solidarity with the 65 million refugees who need our help and tell our government leaders that we want them to stand #With Refugees too.  Here’s what we want you to do today if you have: 

  • 5 minutes:  Add your name to the #WithRefugees campaign and petition and send a clear message to government leaders that they must ensure that every refugee:

  •  child gets an education. 

  •  family has somewhere safe to live. 

  •  can work or learn new skills to make a positive contribution to their community. 

  • 10 minutes: Brush up your “refugee facts” on CARE’s Global Refugee Crisis page. Then, share it on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. 

  • 45 minutes:  Listen to the latest episode of the CARE Action podcast and hear Bushra’s story about what it’s like to work for CARE while fleeing airstrikes and becoming a refugee in Yemen.  

Help us turn the world’s worst refugee crisis around by keeping pressure on Congress to fund foreign assistance programming, support the worlds’ refugees and open our arms to the people who need American support the most. CARE stands #WithRefugees 

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