As much as we may be hearing about our weak dollar, high gas prices and foreclosures, the honest truth is that we have it pretty good here in the USA. One of the places where people are experiencing real trouble happens to be Iraq, and often it's because of what our country has been doing there.
Because of the war, the IRC estimates that 60,000 Iraqis are fleeing from the violence each month, mostly to neighboring Jordan and Syria. Countless Iraqis have helped our troops and now simply cannot be safe where they once lived. Refugees displaced in other countries often fear deportation and must find food and shelter without being "found out".
The IRC (International Rescue Committee) is there to provide relief to Iraqi refugees. Right now, for each person who signs the IRC Iraq Humanitarian Pledge, one of their supporters will donate $1 to provide additional lifesaving services to vulnerable Iraqi families - that means additional food, mattresses, clothing, and medical and housing assistance.
The pledge simply states that the people of Iraq and the US are interconnected and that more needs to be done by our government to help displaced Iraqis. Will you join with Fashion Ethic and sign your name? It might be simple. But together, we can have a lasting impact on someone's life.