World Refugee Day 2020
“World Refugee Day is an international day designated by the United Nations to honour refugees around the globe. It falls each year on June 20 and celebrates the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution. World Refugee Day is an occasion to build empathy and understanding for their plight and to recognize their resilience in rebuilding their lives.” Source: UNHCR
This year’s World Refugee Day is no less important than any other day. And yet, it comes at a moment that is critical beyond measure.
In the midst of a pandemic that has amplified systemic racial inequalities and the exclusivity of global wealth and access to capital, Sitti is reflecting on our impact within the refugee community and how we’re moving towards our goals of greater inclusivity and self-reliance through fair and equitable work opportunities.
Join Us Now and #StepWithRefugees
Sitti Social Enterprise bridges the gap between refugees and access to economies, consumers, and resources. When refugees work with us, they are able to provide for their families and support their larger communities. It is an amazing cycle of support that you, our customers, are a vital part of. Every time you buy products from Sitti, you are directly supporting a refugee and, consequently, a more inclusive global economy. When you become a part of our cycle of support, you are helping us lessen the burden of poverty faced by those in the Jerash Camp.
This World Refugee Day, we have partnered with UNHCR and Work+Shelter to maximize our support for refugee and marginalized communities. Pre-Order one of our limited edition t-shirts, and your purchase will:
- Create fair and equitable work opportunities for the refugee community. Every purchase directly supports all Sitti employees, their families and the greater the Jerash Refugee Camp community.
- Provide resource support to UNHCR’s mission for an inclusive world. 10% of all proceeds will be donated to UNHCR in support of refugee communities worldwide.
- Support an inclusive, global economy. Our limited edition t-shirts are produced in partnership with Work+Shelter, which “combines ethical and fair-trade labor practices with sustainably sourced materials.”
This is the era of the conscious consumer. More than ever before, consumers want to know that their purchases make an impact. When you make a purchase from Sitti, you can be sure you are supporting ethical and sustainable employment opportunities for refugee communities.