14 August 2014

Action Hour for refugees

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Even in an hour, you can make a difference.

On 19 August, the United Nations is asking you to ‘take action’ for World Humanitarian Day by giving up one hour of your time between 1-2 pm.

An hour is all it takes to become a humanitarian for the 51.2 million people around the world who have been forced to flee their homes.

The number of refugees, asylum-seekers, and internally displaced people worldwide has, for the first time since post-World War II, reached over 50 million people forcibly displaced. This increased by six million people during 2013.

The UN Refugee Agency is responsible for protecting all of these people, but they desperately need your help.

Even in an hour, you can make a difference.

In just one hour you could do so many things. Such as;

  • donate an hour of your salary
  • donate your lunch
  • hold a bake sale at work during Action Hour
  • do a goin coin donation at work during Action Hour
  • volunteer for a refugee organisation like Australia for UNHCR

Action Hour this year will specifically support key humanitarian emergencies in Syria, South Sudan and Central African Republic, supporting refugee women children and families in desperate need of shelter, health care, food, water and education.

To learn more or to get involved, visit Action Hour website.

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