Commemorating the Strength, Courage and Perseverance of Millions of Refugees
This past Tuesday was world Refugee Day and HOL would like to bring awareness to this growing issue. World Refugees Day is held every year on June 20th and is a day commemorating the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. This day, which was established by the United Nation, also marks a key moment for the public to show support to families forced to flee their home country.
According to CNN.com, more than 65 million people around the world have had to leave their homes and are now counted as “forcibly displaced” by the United Nations. Imagine the whole population of New York, Texas and Florida combined, all forced to leave their homes, their friends and families, and ultimately their way of life. From scratch, they will need to restart in an unknown place. About one-third of these refugees have been forced to leave their country due to persecution, war, or violence.
Hope Out Loud is here to help those in need this Refugee Week, June 19-June 25th, by spreading awareness on this issue. We hope to create a future where individuals don’t have to leave their home because of war, violence, racism, famine or any health or natural disaster. Hope Out Loud strives to play a small part by continuing to provide families abroad with health products and clean water alternatives. So this week we encourage you to bring awareness to these issues abroad. For every action we make to spread positive awareness to this issue can make a difference.