PERREAULT Magazine OCT | NOV 2015 - Page 21

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2. GET EDUCATED: Learn more about refugee issues from the UN Refugee Agency, including the difference between “refugees” and “migrants” and why it matters.

You can also read UNHCR’s key guidelines for dealing with the refugee crisis in Europe and UNICEF’s call for action to protect children.

3. RAISE YOUR VOICE: Tell your friends, families, and social networks about what’s happening and the need for help. Raise your voice on social media and let your leaders know that you want action and resources to support refugees.

A remark from Albert Einstein, who was a refugee, reminds us of our shared responsibility to each other. He said: “Strange is our situation here on Earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that man is here for the sake of other men.”

“This is a human tragedy that requires a determined collective political response. It is a crisis of solidarity, not a crisis of numbers.”

- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon