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Adopt-A-Future for Refugees

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THE STORY:

United Nations Association Northern New Jersey Chapter wrote -

We are experiencing a global refugee crisis that has never been seen in the history of the world. The numbers are staggering. There are over 65 million people who have been forcibly displaced from their homes. Imagine if everyone in New Jersey was a refugee. 65 million represents over seven New Jerseys. 65 million. That’s one out of every 113 people on the planet and 24 people every single minute. The average length of time a person is displaced is 17 years. How would you feel if you were without a home for that long? We hear about refugees fleeing the dangers and disasters of their homelands and pouring into safer countries, but in fact 41 million are displaced within their own national borders. The worst number of all is that 51% of all refugees are children. A refugee child that is not in school is not only missing an important education; he or she is at risk of being harmed, trafficked, or radicalized by extremist groups. The Northern New Jersey Chapter of UNA-USA is raising money to educate refugee children in camps and other settings around the world. It’s part of a nationwide fundraiser called Adopt-A-Future. We hope to restore some normalcy to these children’s’ lives, provide basic education so they can be productive citizens in the future, and shelter them from predatory traffickers and extremists. Adopt-A-Future is a joint program of the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). UNA-USA is a 70 year old nationwide network of 150 community and campus chapters. It is a grassroots movement of more than 20,000 members dedicated to inform, inspire, and mobilize the American people to support the ideals and vital work of the United Nations. Please make a donation to educate a child. A $25 donation will provide school uniforms and supplies to enable one student to enroll in school, but we're happy to receive any amount you can give. We are a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit so your contribution is tax-deductible; you will receive an immediate online receipt when you complete your transaction. We are so grateful for your support. Learn more about our chapter and join us at www.unausannj.com

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United Nations Association - USA, NNJ 2 years ago