On World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th, the perseverance of millions of refugees is celebrated. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has a digital toolkit available online where the pubic can show their support for families forced to flee. We recently received the following correspondence and were asked to share it. Please consider taking a moment to sign UNHCR’s petition to show solidarity and empathy for people forced to flee.
With World Refugee Day approaching, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, would like to share our #WithRefugees digital toolkit, which contains stories and content that we hope you will consider sharing with your networks.
With more people fleeing war and persecution than ever before, we are asking supporters to stand #WithRefugees and help create concrete solutions for the global refugee crisis. This year, we continue the #WithRefugees campaign and petition as a way for the public to show their solidarity with and empathy for people forced to flee. The petition calls on governments to make sure all refugee children get an education, all refugee families have somewhere safe to live, and every refugee can work or learn new skills to support their families.
In the toolkit you will find the story of Ekhlas, a resettled refugee originally from Sudan. Despite missing two years of school while living in exile, Ekhlas is a grad student who gives back to her new community in Portland, Maine, as a volunteer English teacher. At the end of the toolkit, you will find additional stories about refugees around the world, ways to share them on social media, and ways to engage with UNHCR.
The World Refugee Day website is www.withrefugees.org.
The toolkit contains:
- Social media macros and video featuring Ekhlas, a resettled refugee originally from Sudan
- Information about the Twitter hashtag emoji for World Refugee Day
- Links to stories featuring refugees from various global refugee situations
- Information on the #WithRefugees petition
Many thanks in advance for your help in amplifying World Refugee Day and the #WithRefugees campaign. If your agency has created materials for World Refugee Day, we would like to learn more about your outreach and how we might be able to promote your work.