• By: OLM Staff

It Only Takes One Minute to Make a Difference on World Refugee Day

Can you imagine fleeing your home to escape violence, persecution and conflict? You have to move, yet have no promise of food, shelter or medical help. This is oftentimes the day-to-day reality of 10.4 million refugees around the world.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been working tirelessly for 50 years to help refugees in need. Relying on charitable donations, the UNHCR has been able to provide food, shelter and healthcare to refugees everywhere.

But with the growing number of refugees from crises such as the civil war in Syria and the thousands of refugees from long historical conflicts such as the one in Burundi, the UNHCR still needs your help. With over 75,000 Syrian refugees in a single refugee camp in Jordan, now is the time.

In honor of World Refugee Day, which takes place on June 20, you can play your part in improving the life of a refugee. With the help of media agency, MEC Global, the UNHCR has created a fun, engaging and effective social media campaign to help you understand the conflict and donate to assist refugees worldwide.

All it takes is a minute of your time. Watch the public service announcement to learn more about the plight of refugees, start a fundraising campaign, pin an image of an item you would take if you were forced to flee on Pinterest, or share the campaign through Facebook or Twitter. Want to play a part in something even bigger? Help UNHCR create a Thunderclap to spread a social media message simultaneously throughout the world.

Help those in need today: in one minute, you can improve the life of a refugee. What better way to honor World Refugee Day?

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