Next week the Senate is planning to vote on H.R. 4038, a bill that would slam the door in the face of Iraqi and Syrian refugees who have been victimized by ISIS and Assad. Please write to your Members of Congress and tell them that our country should be a place of safety for those fleeing violence.
Fear and cowardice are not the way forward. ISIS has done terrible things but our reaction to them should not be to punish their victims. Refugees already face an intense, often multi-year screening process to ensure that they are not a threat. We should not make it harder for them. Instead our country should protect victims of torture, abuse, and other forms of violence. Please write to your Members of Congress today and tell them that you oppose H.R. 4038.
P.S. You can also extend a hand of welcome to refugees in your local community. We encourage you to think of ways you can also help local refugee families – whether by raising money, contributing time or goods, or making clear to your local elected leaders that you believe your community should be a welcoming one.
Uploaded on Nov 15, 2010
Trailer from the multi-award winning documentary Climate Refugees
Her film on international refugee law, No Place to Go, was made for Amnesty International Canada’s refugee program.
In a 2010 report in Refuge magazine, Murray predicted that by 2050, the world could see a mass exodus of 200 million environmental refugees fleeing homelands rendered uninhabitable by extreme weather, rising sea levels, and mega-droughts.
Published on Oct 27, 2015
This drone footage filmed near the Croatian border shows thousands of migrants and refugees crossing through farmland on foot.
People are outraged to see refugees with smartphones. They shouldn’t be.
What many in N. America consider to be a luxury is a necessity in Africa and the Middle East.
Read more: http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/gadgets-electronics/blogs/people-are-outraged-see-refugees-smartphones-they-shouldnt-be?utm_content=buffer7fb4f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=planetgreen#ixzz3mW69xuMR