This World Humanitarian Day we are confronting so many people with needs. 130 million people in 2015 are in need of humanitarian assistance with 60 million people forced from their homes in 37 countries. Unfortunately, 20 billion dollars, according to the U.N., are needed to help confront this crisis.
Since 80 percent of today’s humanitarian needs are caused by conflict, like wars, it is important that we encourage our global leadership work to prevent and end conflict for the sake of shared humanity. Especially for the children.
There are also many ways we can help refugees. At the “I was a stranger” website, there are multiple lists of how you can donate time, money, and resources to help those struggling to begin again because of world conflict. Ideas include volunteering time at one of these agencies —
- Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)
- Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
- International Committee of the Red Cross/Red Crescent (ICRC)
- International Medical Corps (IMC)
- International Rescue Committee (IRC)
- United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
- United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees(UNHCR)