The Most Urgent Story of Our Times

A post relevant to Giving + Learning supporters.

Kevin Brooks

Khaled Hosseini, the Afghan-American author of The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, And The Mountains Echoed, is a fabulous story-teller.  He knows the refugee experience intimately and calls it “The Most Urgent Story of Our Times.”

June 20th is World Refugee Day, the annual time for trying to tell and share that story, but unfortunately it is a story few people seem to hear, know, or understand. In the era of 100,000,000 million hits for popular videos, Hosseini’s 30 second story has reached 25,000. The UN High Commission for Refugees is trying to raise a very modest $50,000 by World Refugee Day as part of its efforts to keep over 40 million refugees safe this year. Please take the easy step and help with the video hit total; please consider donating to the cause if you are so moved.  

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