Kimberley Refugee Resettlement Group
Kimberley Refugee Resettlement Group was formed to represent the community of Kimberley in support of refugees and to champion refugee issues locally.
The short term purpose of the group is to provide funding and resettlement support in Kimberley to one or two refugee families. In September of 2016 we welcomed a family to Kimberley. You can learn more about the family here.
In the longer term we expect:
to provide similar assistance to other refugee families
to improve the conditions in the refugee camps around the world
to champion refugee issues in our community-fostering diversity, respect, understanding-while becoming global citizens
The KRRG's long term goal is to provide support to one or two families. Many local residents are asking how they can continue to help. You can help make a difference in their lives in a number of different ways – small and large. Get involved!
THE HARD TRUTH
On average, 24 people were newly displaced per minute in 2015
80% of the world’s refugees are women and children
Refugees have less than a 0.5% chance of being resettled
UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency) works in more than 125 countries around the world
We are all members of the global village and need to help.
To learn more on the crisis and how the Kimberley Refugee Resettlement Group is responding, please view the following 17- minute video: