More than 100 million people worldwide have been forced to flee because their homes are not safe. Yet many people still know little about refugees, their journeys or the circumstances that force them to flee.
This World Refugee Day, in order to raise awareness about the fundamental right to safety for everyone forced to flee, USA for UNHCR is launching the #SafetyForAll campaign. We’re asking YOU to share a person or item that makes you feel safe on social media using the hashtag #SafetyForAll to help teach others about the global refugee crisis and the right of everyone, everywhere to seek safety from war, violence and persecution.
Share your #SafetyForAll post anytime between now and World Refugee Day on June 20th for a chance to be featured on USA for UNHCR’s social media channels on World Refugee Day.
Throughout the week, USA for UNHCR will be sharing #SafetyForAll posts from refugees and refugee allies around the world, so be sure to follow along on our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages.
To start us off, take a look at how these three people are sharing what makes them feel safe and raising awareness for refugees:
"This necklace was a gift from my parents at my high school graduation. For me, it is a symbol of the endless support and safety I've got from my parents in my life. At the same time, it makes me feel sad because I left them in Syria. Refugees bring their bodies into the countries they resettle in, but they leave their hearts back in their home countries" — Lujein Alkreidi
“This #WorldRefugeeDay, I’m speaking up in support of #SafetyForAll, and sharing something that makes me feel safe: my hiking boots and backpack. No matter what challenges I’m facing in my life, I can lace up my boots, pack up my backpack, and head out the door in search of increased happiness, health, or headspace. And, on the other end of that journey, I can still return home—a basic right that all people should be able to tap into, no matter where they call home.” — Rachel Rudwall
"When I come home and step on my front porch, I immediately feel comfort and safety. If I had to flee my home, I wouldn’t just miss the house where I lived, but also the feeling of stability, history, family, and self that it gives me. All people have a right to feel this safety in their homes, whoever they are and wherever they come from. I stand #withrefugees." — Emily Adams
Join Lujein, Rachel and Emily in their effort to raise awareness for refugees by sharing what makes you feel safe on your social media channels using the hashtag #SafetyForAll.