Pads4Petals - Reaching Refugees with a Touch of Kindness
Pads4Petals is the giving arm of BeautifulPetals. We intend to impact the displaced woman, the refugee, who having lost her home in the most desolate of situations, now lives not even hand-to-mouth but literally at the mercy of others. our objective: Reaching Refugees With A Touch Of Kindness.
DEFINITION: The 1951 Refugee Convention spells out that a refugee is someone who "owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to, or owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country."
LITTLE KNOWN TRUTHS: Kenya has the highest number of refugee camps in the world, with the top four collectively known as the Dadaab camps, hosting together about half a million refugees. (1)
• In June 2014, the Global refugee figure passed 50m for the first time since World War II with more than half of those displaced being children. Aid organisations are reaching breaking point. (2)
• Developing countries host 80% of the world’s refugees. It’s estimated that 80% of refugees are women and children. In 2012, 46% were under the age of 18 and 48% were women. (3)
• In Dadaab: It takes 12 days, on average, to receive a first ration of food, and 34 days to receive cooking utensils and blankets from the UN’s refugee agency, the UNHCR, which runs the camps. Until then they have to fend for themselves in a hostile environment.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
It is possible to touch these lives by lessening one of their many burdens. The provision of sanitary towels, undergarments, among other hygiene measures goes a long way in providing hope, and strength for the future to these refugees.
@BeautifulPetal_ and #Pads4Petals makes this possible, and would like to partner with all who will open up their hearts to this cause, bring smiles and open up a new world of possibilities to these women.
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*$6 is one woman for one full year