Today is World Refugee Day!
Since the year 2000 June 20th is World Refugee Day. It is a day to honour people’s strength and endurance, a day to show solidarity and a day to educate ourselves about what it means to be a refugee.
refugee/rɛfjʊˈdʒiː/nounrefugee; plural noun: refugeesa person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster
Therefore we have compiled a list of 5 articles that are definitely a must-read today!
Last year for World Refugee Day one of our authors interviewed someone who had to leave their home as a teenager due to war. In the interview they explore topics such as the journey to Austria and how to start all over again in a foreign country far away from home at such a young age.
In this article we show 3 different perspectives of why your support for the #LeaveNoOneBehind – movement matters. Often times it can feel like one person can’t change anything anyway, so we talked to three different people to show you: your voice is important!
In this blogpost the author explores the matter of showing solidarity in self-isolation and why it is important to demand action. It is a great resource for anyone who wants to educate themselves about the European Union’s position in the refugee crisis.
Have you ever wondered when signing a petition ever did good? We sure did! If you are as curious as we are, don’t miss out on this piece. It will encourage you to take your activism online, because every kind of activism counts!
Ever wondered how the game of chess could help refugees to navigate through their day-to-day life in Austria? It’s a great way to meet new people, helps one to learn the language and it’s a great hobby to keep yourself busy when life is overwhelming. Even though this article is already 4 years old, the chess club is still meeting weekly if you want to join.