humanitarianism

Headcanon: while Opal and Kai where doing humanitarian work in the Earth Kingdom, people always assumed they were siblings. At first, they tried to explain that they were just friend, but eventually they stopped to correct them and with the time, they even starterd to call each other “little bro” and “big sis”

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The side of Michael Jackson they don’t show you: his ACTUAL RACE.

On 6th February 1984, after winning an unprecedented number of AMA awards Michael spoke to black publication JET magazine about people in his life he was thankful for; Stevie Wonder, who expresses pride of race in his music.

“That’s why I love Stevie Wonder’s album called Songs in The Key of Life… He had a song called Black Man and I just jumped up screaming when I heard that record because he’s showing the world what the Black man has done and what other races have done… He named it Black Man and all these people who have got the album sing it. And that’s the best way to bring about the truth.”

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STOP, PLEASE STOP AND READ THIS!
REBLOG, I DON’T CARE WHAT BLOG YOU HAVE.

PLEASE, READ THIS.

States of emergency have been declared in parts of Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia after the heaviest rain and worst floods since records began 120 years ago. Overflowing rivers have burst into towns and villages, cutting off whole communities, while landslides have buried houses. Thousands of homes are without electricity. In most smaller towns the water is contaminated.

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia are in complete collapse!
Due to heavy rain, rivers are flooding everything in their way. Villages, cities, parts of the countries are completely cut off from the rest of the world with no health, food, water or hygiene supplies! 

People of Balkans have gone through so much in the last 20 years (wars, separation, destruction…), they have lost everything and are finding themselves in a situation where they have to build everything once again.

Babies. Toddlers. Teenagers. Grown ups. Men. Women. Grandmothers. Grandfathers.

Thousands of people have found themselves homeless and hopeless.
Cities, buildings, homes, factories - all under water.

A man shouting ”I have lost everything!” through tears and screams… broke my heart.
Can you imagine losing everything you’ve worked for, everything you’ve given up to give your children something?
People of Balkans are strong, they have survived much. But we need your prayers tonight, we need your help. Do not look away from this, I beg. Pray, donate. I will try to find ways for you to donate a few dollars to help. Until then, pray, pray and pray!

God bless and pray for Balkans! <3

Pozdrav svim mojim Balkancima, budimo svi jedni drugima u mislima i molitvama.

Please. We are strong, but we need your prayers and donations.
If anyone knows ways to donate for Bosnia, Serbia or Croatia comment below.

INFP Traits - "The Idealists"

Positive Traits:

  • Capable of deep loving and caring
  • Laid-back, go-with-the-flow kinds of people
  • Are often free-spirited
  • Often have a good sense of humor
  • Enjoyable to be around
  • Sensitive, perceptive and highly intuitive
  • Excellent at reading people
  • Loyal and committed
  • Kindhearted and warm
  • Truly concerned for and care about others
  • Seek to meet needs of others
  • Can be highly creative
  • Usually calm and even-keeled
  • Intuitively understands the feelings of others
  • Seek lifelong relationships
  • Tend to be shy, reserved and thoughtful
  • Nurturing, supportive and encouraging
  • Typically recognize and respect others’ need for space
  • Usually able to express themselves well
  • Often perfectionists
  • Primary goal is to discover their meaning in life
  • Concerned with making the world a better place
  • Continuous quest to find underlying truths and meanings
  • Service-oriented, desire to help people
  • Good listeners
  • Gifted at putting people at ease
  • Sincere and genuine
  • Tend to make great mediators
  • Have strong value system, which they will passionately and aggressively fight for if violated
  • When they adopt projects they are interested in, will often become a “cause” for them, which they will vigorously work towards
  • Disinterested in the mundane details of everyday life
  • Dislike having to deal with hard facts and logic – do not value and are ineffective at using impersonal, objective judgment (can be positive and negative)
  • Possess high ideals and high standards
  • Often gifted writers and excellent at expressing themselves through writing
  • Humanistic
  • Likely have spontaneous, wild streak

Negative Traits:

  • May have difficulty leaving an unhealthy relationship
  • May be prone to struggle with insecurity
  • Strongly dislike having their space invaded
  • Needs praise and positive affirmation from others
  • When stressed, may be prone to emotional outbursts
  • Often reserved about expressing feelings and may be awkward and uncomfortable while doing so
  • Don’t give themselves enough credit when things go well and blame themselves entirely when things go wrong – often very hard on themselves
  • Intensely dislike conflict and criticism
  • If forced to deal with conflict, they are more focused on the way things makes them feel than with what is right and wrong – don’t care if they’re “wrong,” they simply do not want to feel badly
  • Can appear to be irrational and illogical, especially in conflict situations
  • Dislike having to deal with hard facts and logic – do not value and are ineffective at using impersonal, objective judgment (can be positive and negative)
  • In group situations, may have a “control” problem where they want to take over everything because group members’ standards often aren’t as high as theirs

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Before he became known as one of the most amazing actors in history, Steve Buscemi was a firefighter for New York’s Engine 55. Upon the collapse of the World Trade Center towers, Buscemi dug out is old gear and volunteered to rescue the trapped and recover the deceased. It’s inspiring to know that a person who could do nothing and take no flack for his choice decided to do everything he could because he knew that there were family members and friends who needed closure, and he knew that the sooner the job was done, the sooner an entire nation could begin to heal. He was skilled and equipped to make it happen, and he also had a caring, genuine, humanitarian heart.

On this anniversary of the attacks, I don’t want to rile everyone up with the “America! F**k, yeah!” attitude. I just want to remind people that, at one time during my lifespan, the citizens of the USA were truly united. Not because of patriotism or politics…but because many were devastated, and the rest had reached such a deep level of empathy that they could be nothing but helpful and supportive of their neighbors. For once in my lifetime, humankind was something to be proud of. Why’d we forget so quickly?

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Young Somali refugees living in the world’s largest refugee camp, in Kenya, have sent letters of encouragement to Syrian refugee children who have also had to flee their homeland. The young Somali students reside in the Dadaab refugee camp, in north-eastern Kenya. It is home to nearly 400,000 refugees, the majority of whom have fled conflict, drought and famine in Somalia over the last 23 years. Care International, the aid agency that provides many basic services at the camp, organised the pen pal exchange and delivered the handwritten letters to Syrian children at the Refugee Assistance Centre in Amman, Jordan.They offer messages of solidarity, encouragement and advice to their “dear brothers and sisters”.

-BBC “Syria crisis: Uplifting Letters of Hope”

Perhaps the best line: “Be the stars and the new presidents of Syria.”

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1. A cargo ship lies amidst the wreckage of Anibong town, Tacloban. Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

2. An aerial view of a coastal town, devastated by super Typhoon Haiyan, in Samar province in central Philippines.(Reuters)

3. A woman cuddled her baby aboard a military helicopter in the typhoon-devastated town of Guiuan, Philippines, Monday. (Bullit Marquez/Associated Press)

4. Residents queue up to receive treatment and relief supplies at Tacloban airport Monday Nov. 11, 2013, following Friday’s typhoon Haiyan that lashed this city and several provinces in central Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

5. Residents walk past the debris as others rebuild their houses Monday Nov. 11, 2013 following Friday’s devastating typhoon that lashed Hernani township, Eastern Samar province, central Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez

6. Soldiers prepare to load food supplies to a Philippine Air Force helicopter at Tacloban airport Monday Nov. 11, 2013, following Friday’s typhoon Haiyan that lashed this city and several provinces in central Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

7. Survivors walk under a fallen electrical post on Sunday in battered Tacloban. Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

8. People seek refuge in a Catholic church that has been converted into an evacuation center. Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

9. Volunteers repacking relief goods at the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Manila for victims of the Super Typhoon Haiyan that smashed into coastal communities on the central Philippine. (JAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images)

10. Residents assess the destruction. Erik de Castro/Reuters

Donations/Aid Relief to help the people affected by Typhoon Haiyan

UNICEF

Philippine Red Cross

 Red Cross

World Food Programme

Doctors Without Borders

Save The Children

World Vision 

Embassy of the Philippines (Washington, D.C)

ShelterBox

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Hilarious video sums up the problem with westerners who think they can “fix” Africa 

A few basic points:

  • Feminism does not try to make women superior to men.
  • Gender and sex are not the same thing.
  • Reverse racism does not exist.
  • Queerness should be accepted in society.
  • Sex without enthusiastic consent is rape.
  • No person is worth less than any other.
  • Affirmative action is necessary.
  • Abortion is a woman’s right.
  • American sex education is severely lacking.