Hey les connards qui gueulaient qu'on peut pas accueillir les réfugiés, genre soi-disant le sort de nos SDF français vous tenait enfin à coeur (lol mais osef)… ça vous fait quoi de voir ce qu'on dépense des fortunes pour des JO lointains 1) dont on ne verra peut-être pas la couleur 2) qui ne profiteraient de toute façon qu'aux 1% 3) qui mèneront à ce qu'on vire les dits SDF des quartiers chics et des JO, et 4) qui laisseront des ruines inutiles dès la fin des jeux ?
Kennsch du evt irgendwelchi Organisatione, wo Flüchtling helfed und wo mer au selber mitmache chan?🤔
(I’ll reply in english so everyone can understand, links are in german, other languages available will be in brackets)
Apart from the obvious monetary donations, you can help refugees by…
… Providing housing: In some cantons, it is possible to provide housing for refugees as a private person. However, you have to comply to quite a lot of standards. (More information)
… Translating: If you speak a foreign language, you can provide your translation skills to help people learn a national language, and/or you can help them with legal matters and every day life.
… Donating materials such as food, clothes, furniture, sanitary items ect. Organisations like Ceriba or Basel Hilft Mit help distribute the donations, but you can also find plenty of other organisations to donate to or to help at. Zewo [French, English] helps you find trustworthy organisations to ensure that your donations reach the people. The website also provides tips on what to donate and what you should look for when donating.
… Helping to organise field trips, lunches/dinners and other meetings between refugees and Swiss people.
… Helping refugees in your city or town integrate into the community by helping them with everyday tasks etc.
Links under the cut
fluechtlinge-helfen.ch: Christian site that provides a lot of information on how to help refugees. It also answers a lot of commonly asked questions on the “refugee crisis” from a christian standpoint. [French]
fluechtlinghilfe.ch: Facts, figures and news on the situation of refugees in Switzerland. They also have a list of officially recognised organisations. [French, English]
Together2016.ch: Interactive map to find projects near you. They also support projects for refugees and integration with a fund. [French]
gefluechtet.ch: Loads of resources on how you can help refugees, also lists a lot of
engagiert.heks.ch: Another website which helps you find organisations and projects near you where you can help. You might know HEKS because of the slogan “Farbe bekennen für eine menschliche Schweiz” or “Annoncer de la couleur pour une Suisse humaine.” It is an evangelic organisation, but you can also find non-religious projects on their site. [French]
solinetz-zh.ch: Other christian organisation in the region of Zurich. They have tons projects where people can volunteer at. They closely work together with churches and parishes.
vsjf.ch: This is a jewish organisation that helps refugees to apply for asylum. Their project “Better together” organises all kinds of trips for refugees, where you can volunteer at. They also have other projects that are not explicitely for refugees and help with legal matters. [French, English]
sah.ch: This organisation is not explicitely for refugees, but more generally for unemployed people. They help integrate people into the work force and have some projects for refugees that require volunteer work. [French, Italian]
fff-basel.ch: Site where you can sign up for volunteer work in the region of Basel. There is also one for Sissach.
Caritas.ch: An organisation helping all kinds of marginalized groups, including refugees. The link is to a list of ways you can personally help refugees. [French, some parts of the site are also in English or Italian]
There are also a lot of Arbeitsgemeinschaften that work with refugees, you should be able to find one near you!
If anyone knows any more organisations, then please add them!
The Muslim community is mourning the passing of Nabra, a 17 year old young woman from Sterling, VA. Nabra was beaten to death with a baseball bat and left in a pond after going missing while walking to a mosque with her friends. Hate crime against Muslim Americans is at its highest point with more than 67% increase since 2016. Nabra is another example of the escalating violence towards Muslims Americans. Activists gathered at Union Square to hold a vigil for Nabra and her family and to stand against violence against Muslim Americans.
I’m still feeling zero sympathy for the growing number of ManChildTrump voters who are realizing they were fooled.
Those who wanted ObamaCare killed while they had coverage under the Affordable Care Act. No sympathy.
Caitlyn Jenner, who knew the people with whom Trump aligns himself want to dissolve same-sex marriage and eliminate protections for transgender people. No sympathy.
Immigrants who came here, then voted to keep refugees out…even those from the same country they escaped…then cry because their family members can’t enter the US. No sympathy.
People who claim to care about their children’s education…or the air they breathe…or the water they drink, only to see the unqualified people Trump appointed to his cabinet. No sympathy.
And, Middle Class taxpayers? Here’s a prediction. When Trump releases his tax plan, you’ll discover you’re paying higher taxes so the rich/corporations can stack up a few more pennies on their counting tables. No sympathy!
The debate over the legality of President Trump’s Executive Order banning citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States continues in the courts. In the meantime, many refugees are uncertain about their futures and many Americans are uncertain about their nation’s reputation for welcoming immigrants from all walks of life.
Tumblr and the International Refugee Assistance Project have convened refugees, advocates and policy experts to discuss the potential impact of such laws and policies and test the assumptions on which they are based.
Ibrahim, aka Sham Hasan was born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq. He served as a linguist and cultural adviser to the U.S. Army in Iraq. Hearrived to the US through the Special Immigrant Visa program in 2014. Sham is a LGBTQ and refugee rights advocate.
Betsy Fisher is the Policy Director at the International Refugee Assistance Project at the Urban Justice Center. An attorney and passionate Michigan fan (go blue!), she advocates for refugees and for individuals at risk who worked for the United States in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Bader is an LGBT refugee who fled from his home country and, after a long journey, now lives in Lebanon. Bader is an LGBTIQ activist and a human rights supporter, and also has a blog where he writes and sings songs inspired by his experience. For reasons of security and privacy he is not using his real name or photograph.
Jen Smyers serves as the Director of Policy and Advocacy for the Church World Service Immigration and Refugee Program, and has been with CWS for more than ten years. A graduate of American University with a B.A. in Law and Society, B.A. in Public Communication, and Masters in Public Policy, Ms. Smyers has previously worked with Border Action Network in Tucson, Arizona and the Migration Policy Institute in Washington, D.C.
If you hypothetically want to cross the border from the USA into Canada, say around Manitoba
This weekend is going to be warmer than most. I mean, if you hypothetically wanted to cross, this would be the hypothetical weekend to hypothetically cross.
Also, you should, if this is your hypothetical plan(I’m sure no one is actually planning this. Just theorizing. It’s a fun thought exercise), hypothetically dress in layers. It’s still cold, after all.
Hypothetically, wool and down are the best materials to wear. Hypothetically, you should also have sturdy, warm boots. Ski pants help, too. Make sure your hypothetical journey include mitts and gloves. Scarves and hats, too, you want to expose as little skin to the elements as possible if the weather turns nasty, or if you get delayed and have to cross next week, or something.
Following this thought exercise, you should have a compass. Stay walking North.
Theoretically it might be best to keep walking, in this game, until you reach a road, then keep going until you reach a town or city. Give your imaginary city a name, like, say, Brandon, or Winnipeg!