World Refugee Day

June 20th is World Refugee Day. Frankly, there is no need to dedicate one or a few days anymore! Wars and violence continue to force millions to flee their homelands and become refugees every day as fear, distortion, and uncertainty reign and dreams start to crumble.

While decent human beings shed tears, extend hands and embrace displaced refugees, there are corrupt, vicious politicians and leader that fail to provide the necessary support and backbone. Governments sit idle and watch as if the crisis is entertainment rather than REAL human suffering. 

Bigots and those that are detached from humanity openly attack and try to put blame on victims as if it was the refugee’s decision to be a refugee. Time and time again there is proof that even the slightest issues within humanity become all of humanities problems. We cannot turn a blind eye to the refugee crisis.

The current refugee crisis is the biggest humanitarian challenge since World War II and calls for lasting and dignified solutions. It is time for world leaders to work towards establishing peace and end lasting wars.  It is only then that refugees can hope for return to their homelands and end all miseries and fears of children and their families.  

It is immoral to continue supporting war profiteers and flooding our world with massive weapons of destruction. Our leaders need to stand up and move towards social impact, economic mobility, and providing relief towards empowerment, development, and self-sufficiency.  

In the meantime, refugees and immigrants need to move towards self-sufficiency by adapting, educating one another, and participating as productive and responsible members in their new communities. Everyone deserves a second chance.