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rashidajones A few weeks ago, I went to Lebanon with @theIRC where currently, 1.5 million Syrian refugees are living. As a Voice for the IRC, I wanted to experience firsthand a country where a quarter of the entire population is made up of Syrian refugees (half of those are children). No other country in the world has had to cope on such a scale. I know a lot of us have been struggling with feelings of hopelessness and confusion, observing the vitriol and hate/fear rhetoric being flung around during this US election. Never have I been more aware that our capacity to feel empathy, to connect with others, to recognize what it is we have in common… these are key in valuing and fighting for the lives of others—and we need to cultivate this now more than ever. We need each other. Stay tuned for more to come from us…