Like many of you around the world, our Admin team spent Monday evening watching the heart-breaking new documentary, Human Flow. Although we are all used to hearing about the plight of refugees, there was something about the way that this film was made that really resonated - rather than focusing on individuals, this film was determined to show us the scale of the disaster, and it was as shocking and despairing as it sounds.
It is so easy to forget the human factor when talking about the refugee crisis. The word refugee can easily come to define an individual’s identity, as they become one in the sea of millions seeking safety. One of the most uplifting aspects of our community on Facebook is the way that it allows people to connect with refugees on an individual level. When we take credit requests, we’re not just processing data – we’re reaching out to someone on a human level, and trying to bring a bit of light and warmth into their lives.
Recently we asked our group what they would like to say to a refugee, if given the chance. The responses were beautiful, and we’ve shared some below.
What about you? What would you like to say to a refugee?
The Phone Credit for Refugees Team