So, how is your day going so far? Did you have a comfortable bed to sleep in last night? How about food; other than worrying about ‘what’ you were going to eat, there is probably a good chance you did not go hungry. Have you ever given any thought on how the 43 million refugees in the world deal with this every day? Probably not; out of sight out of mind and we all have our own worries.
Life if pretty good for us considering, right?
How fortunate are you?
Some friends in my community are supporting the current Blue Key campaign so of course not wanting to get left out I needed to find out what it was all about.
@Shonali Burke was kind enough to extend an invitation and when I got in, I was truly ready to get ‘all in’ because it’s something I have given thought to but didn’t think I could make an impact.
What is it?
The Blue Key campaign, which allows each of us for only $5, to show our support for UNHCR and their work with the 43 million refugees around the world. Of these 43 million refugees, almost half are women and girls.
What services does UNHCR provide?
– Protection of basic human rights and safety
– Public health, clean water, proper food & sanitation
– Health education, including HIV/AIDS prevention
– And much, much more
How can you help?
– Can you pass up your Starbucks coffee for one day and donate $5 for a Blue Key pin or pendant.?
– Spread the word through your social media networks using the #bluekey hashtag.
– Donate a tweet a day to help raise awareness.
What is the goal?
The goal is for 6,000 people to get their own Blue Key before World Refugee Day on June 20th. Can you let the UNHCR’s staffers know they are making a difference?
The end result is allowing these 43 million refugees to have some semblance of a life worth living.
Most of us have no idea how miserable an existence the majority of these refugees endure. The atrocities of rape, mutilation, separation of families and displacement are almost unspeakable. The basic quality of life we take for granted are non-existent for most.
And especially the children; if they had their choice do you think this is the existence they would have chosen? Not likely………..
Please consider the support; it is certainly a worthwhile cause and just remember you can pay it forward and impact one person at a time.
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to reach out to my community on something I feel is very important. This is a pretty big world after all, but everything we do good or bad does have a ripple effect.