And step by step you’ll lead me
And I will follow you all of my days 👣
My heart is so happy and I’m so grateful w/ my God I can yell it!!! I am bursting with happiness, as i type this, while listening to the song: Like Incense/ Sometimes by step!
Only He knows how heavy my heart was last night. Not one cry goes unheard by my God. Not one. It may to the world but not to my God. And what awesome news we have received today on #worldrefugeeday2018 (something I have been vocal about) about putting an end to this horrific policy of separating precious, innocent children from their parents, and the conditions they were in.
And it just so happened to happen on #worldrefugeeday today!!!! #nocoincidencehere 🌿 🙂 My heart is happy. #glorybetoGodalone
South Sudanese refugee children are seen during a moment of joy, Bibibidi settlement for South Sudanese refugees, August 2017. For many of the South Sudanese refugees I met when working on the photo story Endless in 2017, the education of their children is one of the possible paths for a better and peaceful future. In 2017 the South Sudanese refugees in Uganda reached one million people from whom more than 85% are children and women, according to UN and UNHCR. A displacement of people result of the ongoing civil war in South Sudan, that has killed tens of thousands, sent more than 2 million civilians fleeing the country and left millions internally displaced, without regular access to food on the territory of South Sudan. “Endless” is a visual black and white photo essay which focuses visually on the South Sudanese refugees who found refuge in the Bidibidi settlement situated in Northern Uganda which aims to bring attention to the endless displacement that the civilian population of South Sudan is facing for years as at the end of 2013 a civil war hit the newborn nation.
South Sudan declared independence from Sudan in 2011 and became the world’s youngest nation. The newborn country became home for more than 60 indigenous ethnic groups with 80 linguistic partitions among, as of 2016, with population of around 12 million people.
Today there are more than 65.6 million people around the world who are forcibly displaced of whom 22.5 million people are externally displaced due to war, persecution and instability in their homelands. from the ongoing series * “Endless - Unending Displacement for South Sudanese People” Photo / Boryana Katsarova / Cosmos. 🌎 World Refugee Day #worldrefugeeday#human#humans#people#refugees#children#child#blackandwhitephotography#worldrefugeeday2018
Sad to see sections of this @liverpoolbiennial work torn down whether petty vandalism or something more underlying. The List on Great George Street traces information relating to the deaths of more than 34,000 refugees and migrants who have died on the borders of Europe since 1993. We hear figures in the media, but a visual representation is hard hitting #worldrefugeeday2018#beautifulworldwhereareyou#liverpool#lb2018#thelist#banucennetoglu @guardian
#Repost from @newhumansofaustralia… When we heard that Australia had accepted us as refugees, my mum was like, ‘But we don’t have any idea about Australia!’ I was 16 when we arrived. That first night was horrible, as we were tired and scared, and it was really dark outside. We thought we’d be living in an apartment building and a house was strange for us. The next day, my mum was like, ‘I want to go back – book a flight for me, I can’t stay here anymore. Look, everything is green!’ She was scared of animals, like snakes. We told her, ‘No, just close the door, nothing will come; you will feel safe soon!’ We first studied English, then did our year 11 and 12. It was a little bit challenging at the beginning because we had missed year 10, and the education system was different. The language was a big challenge too. But then we just got used to it and we ended up doing better! All the teachers were really proud of us because we were doing such good work. I’ve now been accepted into a degree in International Studies at the University of Wollongong, and I plan to follow that with Law. One day, I hope to work for a human rights organisation.
But we are happy in Wollongong too. We used to love the noise in Syria but now we love the quiet environment, and the beautiful beaches, and all the trees!
We feel we belong here.
Photographer: Jodi Ward @rubyandtedphoto
Last month I was involved with a group of photographers who volunteered their time to take family pictures at the International Rescue Committee's annual World Refugee Day event. It was such a wonderful day and so many cultures came together and United as one. Each family received a printed and framed photo to take home. Here are some pics from the day.
Photos courtesy of Barbara Keeler.
The whole elf refugee day was in a beautiful place full of lights and many important people who are working harder to give all of us former refugees and future refugees coming to New Zealand, the best new beginning possible. It was a beautiful night, full of people, we didn’t have spear seats to start with ♥️
#TBT World Refugee Day at the Northwest Community Center was such a joy, we love looking back on these photos and reliving that beautiful day. We’ve got lots of ways for you to get involved in what God’s doing in Vickery- including Kid’s Camp NEXT WEEK! Visit nccrefugees.org to learn more. @nccrefugees #worldrefugeeday2018#aidrefugees#empowerrefugees#inviterefugees 🌍
i got the wonderful opportunity to be apart of #worldrefugeeday2018 & work on a campaign w/ my lady boss @bethcath. we got meet some of the most courageous refugees here in #minneapolis & i wanted to share some words from one of the refugees that stuck with me.
“I wake up in the morning and the first problem I have to deal with is not an empty tube of toothpaste, or a zit that appeared overnight. I have to deal with the fact that I have more melanin in my skin than the majority of Americans, and the consequences of my simple biological make up. Then I have to deal with the fact that I am an immigrant and a refugee. That also has its adverse effects in this America. I have seen humans be brutal in their ways, I have seen boys not much older than me rape and kill innocent people. My world came crumbling down because of the ego of a few. I have suffered many times over, and not many people can walk in my shoes. But despite all that, I believe in the human experience. I believe that there is more good than bad in this world. I believe that no matter how hard life gets, there’s always a way out. I beat the odds every day because I know that if I do it now, some child somewhere in this world won’t have to later. I have suffered, and I will do everything in my power to make sure those behind me don’t have to. I love that I am a Liberian born in Ghana, and that I am an immigrant and a refugee, I love even more that I am black, and I am proud. But there’s nothing I love more, than knowing that I can be the change I wish to see in this world.” - @victor_brown15
"Before being a refugee, I am Human First."
We caught Ai Weiwei's 'Human Flow' that showed the global refugee crisis over 20 countries. Wide macro shots gave us a glimpse of how this crisis has enveloped parts of our world. Singapore, at the moment, does not accept refugees. Yet, as global citizens, we have to be part of the solution.
This film was held during Refugee Awareness Week (2018), in commemoration of World Refugee Day, organized by @_afrsg . The market bazaar also showcased and sold handicrafts made by refugee women. We love the bracelet handmade by vulnerable women in Bangkok! #bekindsg