Why we still need to talk about the refugee crisis…
This list could go on and on, and the reality is that it will.
The refugee crisis is not slowing down. The things that are causing people to flee their homes – wars, persecution, death – are not going away.
But we must not allow ourselves to fall silent. We must speak up for the people who have lost their lives, and stand alongside those who continue to seek safety and freedom. We must raise our voices and make sure that these atrocities are heard. We cannot allow them to fall on deaf ears.
We must remember that these people are just that – people. They are more than statistics. Each and every single one is a life lived, just like ours. They are brothers and sisters, fathers and mothers, sons and daughters. They are doctors and gardeners and engineers and business owners and homemakers. They are just like us.
They could be us.
Please, keep talking, keep saying these things out loud and keep asking people to come together and show their support.
Our voices will not fall silent.
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