Moi, c'est Oliver. Merci pour l'opportunité de raconter mon histoire. Rejoignez le mouvement: http://bit.ly/whd819
Press Statement |John Kerry | Secretary of State | Washington, DC | August 19, 2015
"We proudly salute their courage and resilience. And we pay tribute to the sacrifices they make"
European Commission @EU_Commission 2015-08-19
"In 2014, the European Commission helped 121 million victims of natural and man-made disasters across more than 80 countries through its Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO). This was achieved with less than 1% of the total EU annual budget – just over €2 per EU citizen. The EU continues to assist the most vulnerable, including the victims of the conflicts in Syria, Central African Republic, South Sudanand Ukraine, the survivors of natural disasters in Asia or those affected by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa."
"This year alone, USAID has had Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs) responding to
five major crises simultaneously—a record number for USAID. In West Africa, the DART is
leading the U.S. response in the fight against the worst Ebola outbreak in history. (...) Most recently, a DART deployed to Nepal following the massive magnitude 7.8 earthquake (...)."
Joint article by
EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and
UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
#ShareHumanity asks people to dedicate their social media feed to carry the stories of people living through some of today’s greatest humanitarian emergencies.
By featuring these stories of personal resilience and courage in the face of disaster and in conflicts, we underscore our shared humanity.
Influential people are “donating” their social media accounts to refugees and humanitarians to raise the profile of worldwide conflicts.
Celebrities have taken up the challenge, with the Australian musician Cody Simpson giving his account to a Syrian refugee for a day (…).
British musician Leona Lewis: Farah, who featured in a remarkable video capturing the moment he helped rescue a two-month old baby from the rubble, will use the social media forum to recount his experiences rescuing survivors of a bomb attack in Aleppo.
Other influential people taking part include the Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang and the Brazilian footballer Kaka, whose social media accounts will be used to share stories from the Nepalese earthquake, and the Ethiopian-American musician Kenna, under whose handle tales from Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp will be disseminated.
so glad you could share your story on my account and raise awareness globally. cheers mate sending peace and love to you @ThairDamascus
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