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Heal the World - Getting Refugees Economically Active

Organized by: Ziyaad Byat

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THE STORY:

With parts of the Middle East and North Africa in tatters. With wars raging on and governments of the world trying to come up with solutions to get these war torn countries back on track, we have seen mass movement of people from these regions into Europe and elsewhere as Refugees. At first, some countries were more tolerant than others in accepting refugees, but we have seen a shift in tolerance levels in just about all these countries. Why? Its because a mass influx of people have taken refuge in countries that do not share the same cultural values as them as well as being a strain on public finances, to name but a few of the problems. There are many charitable organisations globally that have causes to help these refugees, from food programmes, to blanket and clothing drives which is commendable. However there is so much and so far that this kind of charity can reach. What we are raising funds for and doing is an economic upliftment programme, where we engage with the refugees (many of whom are educated and had successful business and careers back in their home countries) to get them economically active again in regions like The Gulf States and countries that share cultural and religious norms as the majority of them. The reason for this is that eventually, when the turmoil has ceased, and the war torn countries move towards peace, the refugee citizens would be in an economic position to move back to their respective countries and help grow those economies from the businesses they have set up. Also, the reason we mention Gulf States and stable Middle Eastern countries is that it would be easier to do business in those countries because of their being no language or cultural barrier and it would be easier to eventually repatriate back into their homelands sometime in the future. As is mentioned in a popular Michael Jackson Song, Heal The World, Make It A Better Place, For You And For Me. We have created a Facebook page, Heal the World - Getting Refugees Economically Active. Together with this fundraiser we are aiming to create awareness about this cause and aim to get 1 Million likes and 1 Million $1 donations, although if you can donate more, that would be fantastic. We look forward to creating a better world for all. For refugees who have fled their war torn countries, For citizens of the European countries and other Western Countries who have the right to want to remain 'European' and maintain their identity. For the refugees to become people again, that contribute to society and intern help uplift their fellow people as well. A better world for all.

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