How to help Afghani refugees

If you can, get in touch with people who are actually helping refugees in the area where you live or check reputable (Red Cross, Doctors without Borders, etc. ) websites for information.  If you have a mosque near you, go there and ask for information. Get out of the way – so many people want to give the thing that THEY love, which is understandable but not helpful. The whole “but they are coming to MY country, they should know what WE like” argument is only made by trolls. The refugees are dispossessed. Give them a chance to breathe/ to get settled. Give something familiar and recognizable. There are so many things needed, switch your focus rather than digging in your heels. If you simply can’t handle buying a modest bathing suit, then buy crayons. They lost their country – their need is survive is more important than your need to score cosmic brownie points by trying to get people in distress to live exactly the way that you do. Go to your favorite store! Helping others does not mean slogging around and being miserable. If you like camping (I have no idea why anyone would like camping, but I am told it is considered amusing by some people), buy camping headlamps, camping ice-cream, space-age blankets, sleeping mats and warm socks. So pick the item that most interests you and get shopping! (what lovely practice for the coming holiday season!)

How to help Afghani refugees

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