Every minute, 20 people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution, or terror. Over 70 million people worldwide are forcibly displaced – they are either refugee, internally displaced people (IDPs), asylum seekers, stateless people, or returnees. That means, 1 in 113 people on earth is fitting into one of these categories. Among them are nearly 30 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18.
Wars, conflicts, religious or political persecution, and human rights violations force people to flee their homes and communities to start a new life free of persecution and fear. Often starting a new life with nothing but the clothes on their backs, these refugees struggle to receive even basic human rights.
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We are now instructed to stay at home because of COVID-19. However, refugees are not privileged to do social distancing because they are crammed in overcrowded, unsanitary camps. you can help refugees get enough food, housing, and hygienic supplies by contributing $25 today!
Donate for refugee relief today!
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people all around the world and is impacting every aspect of life. This time of crisis is not easy for anyone and is especially difficult for refugees in Greece as they cannot practice social distancing or self-quarantining due to overcrowded, unsanitary camps.
Embrace Relief is dedicated to helping those who are in need the most which are why we help refugees find a house, support 60 families with rent payments so they can stay isolated, distributed food to 580 families, provide English classes via video meetings to 60 students and 89 adults, and have pro-bono lawyers who provide refugees and asylum seekers with legal advice.
Through the Refugee Relief program, thousands of refugees have been helped during their toughest times, and Embrace Relief is still here to help them through this time of incredible uncertainty.
Refugee Relief Projects
Since 2013, we have given relief to over 1.4 million refugees. To this day, 29 containers of relief goods were delivered to Syrian refugees in need, and a soup kitchen serving hot meals to up to 4,000 refugees in the border town of Kilis, Turkey. We have also provided the refugees their basic necessities, translators who helped their arrival go smoothly, and pro-bono lawyers to assist with the asylum-seeking process and any legal troubles they might face.
In addition, we have implemented virtual English speaking classes for them to learn how to communicate in a new land. Similarly, Embrace Relief has been working with local and national organizations in the U.S. to help acclimate incoming refugees and assisting families who have recently arrived in the country with guidance and material support.