you do if your home country had become a life threat? What would you do if the
only way to save your children was to put them on a boat in the middle of the
night? What would you do if there was no way back?
thousands of people – infants in strollers, elders in wheelchairs, children,
women and men – are risking their lives just to get a little bit of hope. The
hope that, wherever their journey will end, it will be better and safer than
the home they left.
Between the end of May and the beginning of June 2016, at
least 890 people drowned attempting to cross the Mediterranean. Based on figures from the International Organization for Migration, that brings the death toll to over 2,800 since the beginning of the
year, one third more than in the same period of last year.
Most of the time, there is no camera to capture these human
tragedies, and tens, hundreds of human stories continue to go untold, as
if they never existed.
On World Refugee Day, we invite everyone to join us to
break the silence and stop indifference by sharing the stories of those who survived the crossing. Let's make sure no life is forgotten.
#ProtectHumanity – Stop Indifference
Read some of these stories here: http://ifrc.org/protecthumanity