Why do you care about refugees?

Lim Bol is Vice Principal at a primary school in Kule refugee camp. As a Vice Principal he is obliged to teach as well. Lim is from South Sudan, where conflict that erupted at the end of 2013 has forced 670,000 people to flee into neighbouring countries, and made a further 1.7 million homeless inside their country. His parents are both dead, and his brother refused to leave home to flee to Ethiopia with him.  Lim wants to study and become a medical doctor, but circumstances in Kule refugee camp prevent him to do so.He is alone at Gambella refugee camp, with his cousins Gatwech Gil Thong and Gahorth Kun Thong, and while his basic needs are covered, he says the interruption of his schooling is the thing that gets him down the most. While he waits to complete his secondary education, he is working as a teacher and Vice Principal at one of the camp’s over-crowded primary schools. UNHCR is helping the Ethiopian authorities provide basic education, but a lack of funding means secondary schooling stops after one year instead of four. “This really is not good for us,” says Lim. “I want to go back to my country as someone with knowledge, you know, someone with the power to serve other people.” ; Lim is from South Sudan, where conflict that erupted at the end of 2013 has forced 670,000 people to flee into neighbouring countries, and made a further 1.7 million homeless inside their country. His parents are both dead, and his brother refused to leave home to flee to Ethiopia with him.  Lim wants to study and become a medical doctor, but circumstances in Kule refugee camp prevent him to do so.He is alone at Gambella refugee camp, with his cousins Gatwech Gil Thong and Gahorth Kun Thong, and while his basic needs are covered, he says the interruption of his schooling is the thing that gets him down the most. While he waits to complete his secondary education, he is working as a teacher and Vice Principal at one of the camp’s over-crowded primary schools. UNHCR is hel

Lim Bol is Vice Principal at a primary school in Kule refugee camp. As a Vice Principal he is obliged to teach as well.
Lim is from South Sudan, where conflict that erupted at the end of 2013 has forced 670,000 people to flee into neighbouring countries, and made a further 1.7 million homeless inside their country. His parents are both dead, and his brother refused to leave home to flee to Ethiopia with him.
Lim wants to study and become a medical doctor, but circumstances in Kule refugee camp prevent him to do so.He is alone at Gambella refugee camp, with his cousins Gatwech Gil Thong and Gahorth Kun Thong, and while his basic needs are covered, he says the interruption of his schooling is the thing that gets him down the most. While he waits to complete his secondary education, he is working as a teacher and Vice Principal at one of the camp’s over-crowded primary schools. UNHCR is helping the Ethiopian authorities provide basic education, but a lack of funding means secondary schooling stops after one year instead of four. “This really is not good for us,” says Lim. “I want to go back to my country as someone with knowledge, you know, someone with the power to serve other people.” ; Lim is from South Sudan, where conflict that erupted at the end of 2013 has forced 670,000 people to flee into neighbouring countries, and made a further 1.7 million homeless inside their country. His parents are both dead, and his brother refused to leave home to flee to Ethiopia with him.
Lim wants to study and become a medical doctor, but circumstances in Kule refugee camp prevent him to do so.He is alone at Gambella refugee camp, with his cousins Gatwech Gil Thong and Gahorth Kun Thong, and while his basic needs are covered, he says the interruption of his schooling is the thing that gets him down the most. While he waits to complete his secondary education, he is working as a teacher and Vice Principal at one of the camp’s over-crowded primary schools. UNHCR is hel

There are some myths about why people helps on humanitarian causes. In fact, it does not matter if it is about people whom donates, partnerships or they involve their time working physical or not on the field. For some reason, there is a part of the society which does not understand all those people and, sometimes, this sort of people can also feel a bit like a refugee. Even if they know they are humanitarians and what they are doing is for the better of so many people, it is a reality that the behaviour that others can have towards your uninterested acts can also make you feel weird.

Anyway, I wanted to ask a question to everybody reading this. A question which is a bit wider than the one which UNHCR proposes on this Facebook link, please watch. But which is also involved in this. The question is simple: “Why do you care about humanitarian causes of any sort?” Please, do not doubt of to make a comment with your answer at any of my social networks or to send a private email. Thanks for your support.

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