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World These Charities Are Helping Refugees—And They Need Your Aid

11:47  30 november  2021
11:47  30 november  2021 Source:   thedailybeast.com

migrants at Belarusian-Polish border: Lukashenko calls for inclusion of refugees in EU

 migrants at Belarusian-Polish border: Lukashenko calls for inclusion of refugees in EU The situation of migrants in Berlaus remains uncertain. Poland reports a tried border crossing through 150 refugees. This can not be checked. © Photo: Sergei Bobylev / Imago Images / ITAR-TASS refugees on the Belarussich-Polish border. (Archive image, 21.11.2021) in the crisis for thousands of refugees in Belarus, who want the Polish border into the European Union, rulers Alexander Lukashenko relies on a livelihood of Europe.

This month, 10 people were found suffocated to death in the bottom of a desperately overcrowded boat taking on water off the coast of Libya, Médicins Sans Frontières reported. And international attention has turned to the Poland-Belarus showdown at their border, not least because of the thousands of migrants caught up in the middle of what appears to be a deliberately manufactured crisis, who were stranded in the wild in freezing temperatures and subjected to the use of water cannons and tear gas by military forces. Elsewhere, the drastically spiraling Afghanistan situation is about to become “the worst humanitarian crisis on Earth,” according to the director of the World Food Programme.

After helping his own family, a Kurd aids others in Poland

  After helping his own family, a Kurd aids others in Poland After seven members of his own family managed to cross the border from Belarus into the European Union, Aras Palani spends his days and nights helping other migrants stuck in the forest. In his words, Belarus is using migrants as a "stone" against the European Union but he also believes they should have the right to claim asylum. He knows of many cases where migrants in dire circumstances were pushed back and is visibly moved by the human drama that has become his daily life."I haven't cried for so many years. Since I've been here, I cry five times a week," he said.

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According to data compiled by UNHCR earlier this year, there are currently 79.5 million unavoidably displaced people around the world. Of those, 26.3 million—half of whom are under 18 years old—are counted as refugees, having been forced to flee their country due to violence or threats of persecution. They are unable to return home, and many of them live day-to-day in a kind of limbo, stuck in hastily constructed encampments in freezing forests in Belarus or along barren stretches of the Pakistan border.

NAREWKA, POLAND—Youths warm themselves with Red Cross blankets provided by Grupa Granica organization. A refugee family of 17, including nine children from Dohuk, Iraq, spent 17 days in a forest on Belarus-Polish border. Jana Cavojska/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images © Provided by The Daily Beast NAREWKA, POLAND—Youths warm themselves with Red Cross blankets provided by Grupa Granica organization. A refugee family of 17, including nine children from Dohuk, Iraq, spent 17 days in a forest on Belarus-Polish border. Jana Cavojska/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

That’s where Giving Tuesday comes in. The first Tuesday after Black Friday, #GivingTuesday was conceived back in 2012 as an initiative to think about others during the bustling holiday season. The phrase “now more than ever” is an effective cliche for a reason—between older ongoing crises, like the Rohingya continuing to face atrocious persecution and Syrians escaping the brutal civil war, and the ones begun in 2021, it’s time to lend a hand.

Bangladesh resumes moving Rohingya refugees to flood-prone island

  Bangladesh resumes moving Rohingya refugees to flood-prone island Bangladesh has resumed moving Rohingya refugees to a remote and flood-prone island, authorities said Wednesday, despite criticism from aid groups and claims some are being relocated against their will. The UN refugee agency signed a deal with Bangladesh authorities to provide help and protection to refugees on the island last month. Hossain told AFP that all relocations were completely voluntary, but several refugees said they were being forced to move there.

In the spirit of the ninth annual Giving Tuesday, Nov. 30, unleash your generosity. The idea that one person—you—can do a lot with just a little is still a pretty radical one, in every sense of the word. You can donate your time, your money, or simply your voice to any of these worthy organizations helping people displaced across the world this year.

Well-known for providing aid all over the world, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is one of the most well-regarded organizations when it comes to helping ease refugee crises. A particular priority right now is coordinating with the Belarus, Polish, and Lithuanian Red Cross branches, supplying them with emergency funding to support the migrants at the Belarus-Poland border with food, water, blankets, and warm clothes. The local teams are also providing refugees with first aid and helping them trace family members.

Bangladesh begins moving Rohingya to remote island amid criticism

  Bangladesh begins moving Rohingya to remote island amid criticism Over 2,000 Rohingya set to be transferred to Bhashan Char island in Bay of Bengal, amid claims of forced relocations.Deputy refugee commissioner Moozzem Hossain on Wednesday said 2,000 additional people will be transferred this week to Bhashan Char island, where Bangladesh eventually wants to rehouse 100,000 of its approximately one million Rohingya refugees.

Save the Children is another highly vetted, top-rated agency that works to deliver immediate humanitarian aid to migrant children and their families. They deliver necessary materials like hygiene kits and diapers to crisis hotspots both inside the U.S. and around the world, from New Mexico transit shelters to Syrian refugee camps.

The International Rescue Committee is dedicated to aiding people whose lives have been shattered by conflict, helping them to survive and rebuild. The IRC has executed a laser-focused effort in Afghanistan since 1988, providing families with cash assistance, mobile clinics, and education. Local chapters of the IRC are also looking for volunteers to welcome and help integrate Afghan families immigrating to U.S. communities.

Medical personnel from a Doctors Without Borders medical facility enter the triage area during a general strike in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Oct. 25, 2021. Ricardo Arduengo/AFP via Getty Images © Provided by The Daily Beast Medical personnel from a Doctors Without Borders medical facility enter the triage area during a general strike in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Oct. 25, 2021. Ricardo Arduengo/AFP via Getty Images

Médicins Sans Frontières, also known as Doctors Without Borders, is another household-name charity with an unshakeable track record of providing medical and mental health care structures to refugees. Amid deteriorating camp conditions, Rohingya refugees are contending with an unprecedented and invisible anxiety and depression crisis, in addition to the basic challenges of securing access to food, water, and shelter. MSF has carried out more than 1.3 million patient consultations with these refugees since the widespread and targeted violence against them began in Myanmar.

Taliban regime won't 'interfere' in other countries' affairs: PM

  Taliban regime won't 'interfere' in other countries' affairs: PM The Taliban co-founder and now prime minister of Afghanistan Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund pledged Saturday that his government will "not interfere" in other countries' internal affairs, and urged international charities to continue offering aid to the war-ravaged country. Hassan's audio speech broadcast on state television -- his first address to the nation since the Taliban seized power in August -- came ahead of next week's meeting betweenHassan's audio speech broadcast on state television -- his first address to the nation since the Taliban seized power in August -- came ahead of next week's meeting between the United States and the Taliban in Doha.

A Guatemalan initiative to protect vulnerable migrants crossing Central America, El Refugio de la Niñez works closely with the United Methodist Committee on Relief, a U.S.-based charity given a coveted grade of ‘A+’ by watchdog CharityWatch. Together, the groups get food ration packets, water, and face masks to women, children, and families passing through Guatemala as they make the journey from their homes to the United States. Climate refugees, like those from Honduras affected by 2020 hurricanes Eta and Iota, are currently receiving emergency protection and resources as a result.

A migrant caravan, mostly made up of Haitians, advances on the southern coasts of Chiapas for the fourth consecutive day as they head to the United States through Escuintla, Mexico, on Nov. 20, 2021. Jacob Garcia/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images © Provided by The Daily Beast A migrant caravan, mostly made up of Haitians, advances on the southern coasts of Chiapas for the fourth consecutive day as they head to the United States through Escuintla, Mexico, on Nov. 20, 2021. Jacob Garcia/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

ICNA Relief, with a full score of four stars from Charity Navigator, empowers and transitions refugees with dignified and highly organized help all over the world. Its Canadian branch has a particularly powerful strategy to help the persecuted Uighur population, driven from China into countries like Turkey. With volunteers and donations, the organization has been able to provide orphan sponsorship, student scholarships, and widow support.

UK seeks ‘urgent’ migration talks with Europe after French snub

  UK seeks ‘urgent’ migration talks with Europe after French snub UK Home Secretary Priti Patel urges joint action after France withdraws invitation to discuss Channel refugee crisis.Government ministers from Belgium, France, Germany, and the Netherlands will meet in Calais on Sunday with officials from the European Union and EU border agency Frontex and police agency Europol following the drownings of 27 people in the Channel last Wednesday.

Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 and 2019, ShelterBox USA is a disaster relief organization that provides emergency shelter and supplies in an attempt to bring hope and a sense of normalcy to desperate people. Right now, for example, you can donate towards its Syrian refugee response, which has already helped more than 400,000 people in the region.

Finally, especially after harrowing images emerged of border patrol officers corralling Haitian migrants on horses and appearing to whip at them, many are looking to send aid directly to the Texas border. In that case, you may want to consider the Texas Civil Rights Project or Houston Haitians United. The TCRP secures legal advice and translation services for stranded and detained refugees, while HHU, which has been around since 2015, has dedicated itself to providing resources for the Haitian community in Texas. (They’re also always looking for volunteers.)

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Migrants on Lesbos hope pope will 'take their voice to world' .
Ahead of the pope's landmark visit to Greece, around 20 asylum-seekers from Mavrovouni camp were permitted to attend mass at Lesbos' sole Catholic church, socially distancing inside to worship together. Like his fellow asylum-seekers on Lesbos, Tango is permitted to leave the camp just once a week but this week will exceptionally be allowed out twice, in order to meet Pope Francis on Sunday. "The pope knows the reality of refugees very well, much better than European politicians and leaders," said the refugee, who lost his wife and eight-year-old daughter during his perilous journey to Greece.

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