After losing her mother-in-law in last October’s Pittsburgh massacre, Marnie Fienberg quit her job. A federal contractor in communications strategy who lives in northern Virginia, Fienberg couldn’t go back to work after the shiva, or seven days of Jewish mourning, were up.
According to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) by the end of 2017 there were 25.4 million refugees around the world. Two-thirds of the world’s refugees are coming from the war and crime riddle countries of Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Myanmar and Somalia. The UNHCR reports that 1 in every 110 people globally is a forcibly displaced person. As millions of people wait to be resettled – some waiting for more than 2 years – conditions in refugee camps are dissolving.
Here are four ways you can help refugees:
Thirty years ago, the good guys won the Cold War, yet today we have a frontrunner candidate for president, Bernie Sanders, who is an out-of-the-closet socialist. He loved the old Soviet Union so much so that he spent his honeymoon there.