Bloggers Unite to Unite Refugees - Understanding Eli

Monday, November 10, 2008

Bloggers Unite to Unite Refugees

I assume the Bloggers Unite initiative is working. As I type this, I am trying to watch a video from UNHCR youtube page and it's taking forever to load. I can optimistically assume that it's because a lot of people are trying to do the same thing.

What is Bloggers Unite you ask?
The bloggers of bloggers unite have created what is the only global blog initiative designed to harness expression in support of human rights and issues in need of highlight Refugees United is the only online, highly secure and anonymous possibility of refugees to reconnect with family.
It's a truly brilliant idea for it opens not only new readers to the information via the many publishers, but also the publishers themselves. Me, for instance; as ashamed as I am to say this, I probably would have never watched (if I ever get to see it that is) any of the videos on this youtube page. I would probably never have known that the UN Refugee Agency has helped over 50 million people around their world get theirs lives back on track. I probably would never have even considered the number 50 million when talking about people being displaced. Don't get me wrong, I knew the number was astronomical but... Wow.

So, in saying all that, I hope you all take the time to check out the following links. Also, if you happen to be a blogger and are reading this, it's not too late to post about this important issue. There are many people out there who need us. Check this out to get you started.

Links (and image above) thanks to Bloggers Unite:

UK Refugee Services
http://www.redcross.org.uk/TLC.asp?id=81617
Lutheran Refugee Services
http://www.lirs.org/
Aotearoa-New Zealand Refugee Services
http://www.refugeeservices.org.nz/
United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrant Children
http://www.refugees.org/
Church World Service Immigrant & Refugee Program
http://www.churchworldservice.org/Immigration/index.html
Women's Commission for Refugee Women & Children
http://www.womenscommission.org/
Additional Links/Resources
http://www.unhcr.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/protect?id=3b8265c7a
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Refugees
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statelessness
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/in_depth/world/2001/road_to_refuge/default.stm


Oh, and I did finally get to check out that video. The funny thing is that I waited all this time for a 30 second clip.



I off to watch some more and get further informed. Join me!

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