When did it happen that decent-sounding NGOs became Leftwing advocacy groups?
And, why can’t this group stick to taking care of the medical needs of poor people around the world?
Did someone (Soros?) give them a pile of money to do this propaganda event to soften up the public?
From the Daily Camera:
The United Nations refugee agency reported in 2016 that more than 65 million people were displaced from their homes worldwide — more than had been reported in 2015, which had seen the highest number of global refugees since World War II and its aftermath.
Doctors Without Borders is bringing a large simulated refugee camp to Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall beginning Monday to offer a glimpse and hopefully a deeper understanding of the plight of a person forced from his or her home.
“The reality is quite complex,” said Mark Leirer, a nurse with Doctors Without Borders who recently spent time on a search and rescue vessel that patrolled the Mediterranean Sea to look for people fleeing Libya.
“The point of the exhibit is to raise awareness,” Leirer said. “It is complex, and people leave home for many reasons, and people leave in many different ways.”
The 10,000-square-foot “Forced from Home” exhibit features an hour-long guided tour with a field worker who will show visitors the numerous obstacles a person fleeing home is likely to encounter, be it medical problems, the amount of water available in a refugee camp or the feeling of a cramped rubber raft.
Refugee is a broad term, and Leirer said people might flee their country or be “internally displaced,” possibly fleeing their village and hiding out in neighboring village. Refugees come from various economic backgrounds, and while one person might be rescued in the Mediterranean wearing no shoes, someone else might have luggage and an iPad.
“Being displaced is the equalizer,” he said. “They are all in the same situation.”
Being displaced does not make one a legitimate refugee who must be able to prove he/she is a victim of persecution!
As those of you who follow twitter know, I’ve been saying we need to take care of American “refugees” first in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. I’m guilty of using the ‘refugee’ label wrongly in that case—but it is to make my point.
So imagine my surprise to hear this spokesperson at Doctors Without Borders say that the victims of Harvey are refugees too.
Lierer said all one has to do is look to Houston and south Texas, where thousands of people have been displaced because of Hurricane Harvey, to see refugees in this country.
“It could be your sister, your best friend or your wife going through this,” he said. “It’s not always a tangible reality, but right now is a crucial moment. All we have to do is look down at south (at Texas) to see that reality happening.”
Okay then! With our tax dollars, let’s take care of America’s refugees first!
Continue reading here, there is a lot about what they were doing off the Libyan coast.