JOIN THE I Welcome Community! AROUND THE WORLD, INDIVIDUALS ARE DOING SIMPLE THINGS TO MAKE NEWCOMERS FEEL WELCOME IN THEIR COMMUNITIES.
We live in a world where people have no option but to flee their homes and countries – and rely on the kindness of strangers to help them start again.
Our governments aren’t doing enough. Many are holding these refugees in unsafe camps on borders, and refusing help to millions of others.
But there is so much that we can still do
Join the movement of people uniting to welcome refugees in their own ways. Whether it’s by adding your voice to a petition, taking action locally, or something unique to you: we’d love to stay in touch about what we can do together.
Because together, we are powerful.
Right now, record numbers of people worldwide have been forced to flee their homes.
But instead of showing true leadership and protecting refugees, most countries are slamming their doors shut.
The world’s wealthiest nations are leaving a handful of countries to cope alone with nearly all the world’s 22 million refugees. Powerful media and politicians are manipulating reality and dehumanizing refugees, portraying them as illegal or faceless invaders who are a security threat.
The reality is that they’re ducking their responsibility to protect people fleeing violence, persecution and conflict. And every single day that goes by, their indecision and inaction continue to cause immense human suffering.