Refugees have to make heartbreaking choices. What choices will you make to help them?

Today is World Refugee Day.

This presentation, by Tara Horn of the Burma Action Committee, from a Portland, OR Ignite event in 2009 is still one of the most powerful presentations I’ve seen about what it means to be a refugee.

This year’s World Refugee Day theme, from the UNHCR focuses on choice:

Refugees have no choice. You do.

Some choices you can make today, with and on behalf of refugees:

Find out what’s happening in Canada today, from the UNHCR site.

Pay attention to the cuts the federal government is making to refugee health. Doctors and health care professionals are actively advocating on behalf of refugees. They want these cuts stopped. They should be stopped.

Find out what Canada’s health care workers and associations think. Thank them.

Find out more from Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care.

Sign the petition.

Contact relevant MPs to let them know you disagree with these cuts.

 

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Communications in social services/social change, immigration, diversity & inclusion in Toronto. Wannabe librarian, interested in nonprofit tech innovation.

Communications in social services/social change, immigration, diversity & inclusion in Toronto. Wannabe librarian, interested in nonprofit tech innovation.

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