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On World Refugee Day, Let’s Help Them Rebuild Their Lives

On World Refugee Day, Let’s Help Them Rebuild Their Lives

World Refugee Day is celebrated every year on 20th of June with a aim to support millions of families all over the world who have lost their homes and loved ones because of violence or war.

Background

The day was established by the UN General Assembly for the refugees to honor them for their courage of facing lots of problems after losing homes due to conflict or violence and their contributions to their communities.

It aims to provide an opportunity to all to help the refugees worldwide to rebuild their quality lives through lots of related activities. It is also meant to eliminate all the horrific violence from the countries and community which is the main reason of people’s displacement and formation of refugees.

According to UN estimates, 55% of all the refugees come from Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Syria, Sudan and Myanmar.

Important Figures

According to the UN report:

• We are now witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record.

• An unprecedented 68.5 million people around the world have been forced from home. Among them are nearly 25.4 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18.

• There are also an estimated 10 million stateless people who have been denied a nationality and access to basic rights such as education, healthcare, employment and freedom of movement.

• Children are disproportionately affected — more than half of refugees are under 18.

• More people are displaced every day — You could fill about 630 school buses with people forced from their homes. Every day.

• War is a major factor. More than half of refugees come from three war-torn countries — Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia, the UN says.

• Others flee Famine or Persecution. Starvation is stalking millions in Africa in 2017. And in Myanmar, there are about 1 million Rohingyas — a persecuted ethnic and religious minority who they are being increasingly targeted and attacked.

How to help

There are a group of Muslim organizations which have launched appeals to help the refugees such as:

Islamic Relief

Since the conflict began, Islamic Relief has delivered more than £239 million worth of aid inside Syria and in neighboring countries, assisting millions of Syrians. They are also running camps and providing livelihood programs, education and psychosocial support for refugees in LebanonJordan and Iraq.


Muslim Aid

Helping refugees start a new life 

Muslim Aid will continue to assist refugees  not just in the United Kingdom but also in isolated parts of the world. Make a donation so that you can be the reason these people can get back on their feet.


Islamic Help

Islamic Help is working directly with the Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh and has already distributed over £1,000,000 worth of aid in the form of food, medical supplies, shelter, water and other emergency items.


One Ummah

Millions of people around the world are suffering daily from drought, famine, diseases, starvation and malnutrition. One Ummah is working globally to tackle poverty and alleviate their suffering insha’Allah


The UN has launched a campaign #WithRefugees to express solidarity with refugees and encourage governments to take action.

When you sign the #WithRefugees petition, you are asking governments to turn their commitments into action – and make sure our three demands become a reality:

•every refugee child gets an education

•every refugee family has somewhere safe to live

•every refugee can support their family and make a positive contribution to their community.

You can sign the petition here

Read more:

6 Ways to Help a Refugee


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