Oh hey! It has been a busy summer…obviously since I haven’t updated since May! I have been trekking along through my reading list which has now become an end of the year list rather than just summer! I have also started student teaching this semester and am having a baby in March! Needless to say, it has been nuts at my house but that is not what I want to talk about today; I want to talk about what is breaking my heart these days.
According to the Oxford Dictionary, the definition of Refugee: a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster.
The refugee crisis. If you don’t follow the news or live under a rock, due to terrorism, civil war, and some are coming along for a better life, there are currently 12-19 million (different reports) refugees fleeing into the European Union. Just for perspective – in 2014, there were only 10 million people living in the state of Georgia. Also for perspective, I will replace the word with the definition throughout this post.
If you don’t follow Humans of New York, stop what you are doing and follow them any and every way you can. Lately, Brandon of HONY has been featuring
refugee people who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster stories like this one:
Call it pregnancy hormones or my bleeding heart, every single one of his posts bring me to tears.
WARNING: Some may find images and topics distressing.