The world has reached a historic, and horrifying, milestone: more people are displaced now than in any time in history. A shocking 65 million men, women and children are displaced from their homes. Tragically, much of this displacement is man-made, with 80% of displacements caused by conflict. You can do something to help though: Contact your member of Congress and request they support lifesaving humanitarian aid!
According to the most recent United Nations annual appeal, global humanitarian needs are woefully underfunded. The annual humanitarian needs appeal requested $21.6 billion for 2016, yet three quarters of the way through the year, only 30% of the funding has been provided. Growing humanitarian needs in the Middle East require special attention as over 4 million Syrians have fled their country and conflict in Iraq continues to displace hundreds of thousands. Now is not the time for the international community to turn its back on the world’s most vulnerable people.
This fall, Congress is considering how much lifesaving assistance to provide to refugees and families displaced inside their own countries by war or natural disaster. Sign the petition below to encourage your member of Congress to support refugees and internally displaced people around the world.