Today, the 2oth June 2016, is World Refugee Day. Here at Backpacker Medics, we strongly support the United Nation’s message for support of refugees globally. We stand #WithRefugees.
Backpacker Medics has always worked with the mindset that every person on the planet deserves the opportunity to recieve basic healthcare, an education, to live in a safe and inclusive community environment, learn skills and make a contribution to their community. No matter who they are, no matter where they come from.
World Refugee Day resonates strongly with the Backpacker Medics team for these reasons.
Each day war forces thousands of families to flee their homes. To escape the violence, they leave everything behind. The United Nations have created The #WithRefugees petition that will be delivered to UN headquarters in New York ahead of the UN General Assembly meeting on the 19th September.
The petition asks governments to:
– Ensure every refugee child gets an education
– Ensure every refugee family has somewhere safe to live
– Ensure every refugee can work or learn new skills to make a positive contribution to their community.
Pledge your support on the petition via the website here.
We stand together #WithRefugees.
Please stand with us.
For more information on what the Backpacker Medics team is doing to support our community in Nepal, please visit our website here.