Islamic Relief USA
Islamic Relief USA is a group of humanitarians who have worked together towards creating a poverty-free world since 1993. This dedicated group provides aid for refugees, assistance for children in need, sanitation programs, and emergency response resources. Donors and volunteers have helped over three million refugees in 2016 alone.
The group has started a viral movement labeled #IDIDNTASK. The goal of the campaign is to educate the average person on the true nature of refugees who have had to flee their homes. The focus is meant to bring awareness to the fact that becoming a refugee is not a personal choice, but rather these individuals have been left with no other option but to leave their entire livelihoods, belongings and sometimes loved family members behind. In most cases, refugees just want to return home.
The group’s YouTube channel features the powerful “I Didn’t Ask” video along with hundreds of clips detailing the common struggles of refugees. There are many videos that provide information on how you can help those in need.
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The group has focused on changing the public’s perception of refugees. They attempt to halt the fear-mongering voices and let you see the real, human struggle that these individuals are forced to endure.
One of their most recent and best pieces on refugees explains very boldly that “refugees aren’t terrorists, by definition they are running from terror.” The viral clip includes images of individuals seeking escape from Libya, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Macedonia and Croatia. The message is clear—human dignity should come before politics.
Save the Children
Save the Children and Don’t Panic London teamed up together to create a heart-wrenching “one second per day” video which chronicles a year in the life of a refugee child. The video has been viewed over 50 million times and serves to re-frame the Syrian refugee crisis. Looking through the eyes of our innocent children is sometimes what can compel us the most to make the change the world needs.