Last week, we shared eight-year-old May’s story and asked you to imagine if you only had a minute to gather your things and flee your home. What would be that “most important thing” you might put in your pocket or on your back? From now through World Refugee Day on June 20th, we’re working with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to draw attention to the millions of families who have had to make that decision.
Now the Grammy award-winning country music trio Lady Antebellum is joining in. “Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict, millions of families have been forced to leave their homes, desperate and scared,” Says the band’s Dave Haywood You can upload a photograph of your own chosen “one thing” – an object that you might instinctively reach for in that crisis moment – on the World Refugee Day website www.unhcr.org/1family.
In One Minute, A Family Can Lose Everything
Lady Antebellum’s commitment to honor the strength and resilience of more than 45 million people around the world forced to flee their homes due to violent conflict, drought, or famine is what World Refugee Day is all about. The “1 family” campaign reminds the world that the victims of war are mothers, fathers, sons and daughters and that even 1 family torn apart by war is too many.
Take Action Challenge
Share this video of Lady Antebellum speaking out for Syria’s refugees on Facebook or other social media channels and get the word out!
Upload your own photo at www.unhcr.org/1family.
Donate your Facebook status or Twitter update on June 20th, by signing up for this Thunderclap to spread the message of support and hope that May represents.
Donate to the Syrian Crisis Urgent Appeal here.