I sat in my most comfortable pajamas, sprawled out on the couch, playing the most impossible quiz I’ve ever attempted — for the second time.
The first time I played, I saved my sister. Maybe if I saved my husband this time, I could ‘win’ the game. I hoped that by saving my husband, or a baby from the frigid water, I’d unlock a hidden level that said, “This is all a dream.” Or “You and your entire family have been saved.” I had no such luck.
The quiz I took was recently published by United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) for World Humanitarian Day, and it follows the real journey of many families around the world.
Today there are more than 130 million people who need humanitarian assistance in order to survive. While I’m busy deciding which meal to cook for dinner, millions of people are faced with these unbelievable life-changing decisions, such as which family member to leave behind in a war zone.
Many people are caught in terrible situations not of their making, and forced to leave their homes and families behind. They are left homeless, battered, and scared. We’re currently living through the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II, but it doesn’t have to be like this. We can choose another way.
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