Thursday, June 05, 2008

Hands of Hope

Dear Friend
This June for World Refugee Day, be part of the Hands of Hope movement
in support of refugees.

Itʼs hard to imagine what it must be like to be a refugee. To see
your village torn apart by war. To escape under horrific conditions to
an unfamiliar land where you donʼt speak the language. To be alone,
surrounded by strangers, not knowing who you can trust, not knowing what
tomorrow will bring.

Yet for thousands of refugees in Malaysia and millions more worldwide,
this is the story of their lives. But you can help bring happy endings
to these tragic stories. There are so many things you can do, and one of
them is by learning more about refugees.

You can start by viewing the Hands of Hope video clip (at YouTube or at the UNHCR Malaysia
website This video clip blends powerful narration and
music with beautifully-rendered graphics to tell a compelling tale of a
refugee girlʼs flight of terror from war and separation from her
family, only to find greater uncertainty and danger while in exile. It
was produced pro bono for the UN Refugee Agency by advertising agency
EURO RSCG Kuala Lumpur, and has now been circulated worldwide.

It doesnʼt take much to restore hope to refugees today. Youʼve
taken the first step by reading this and by wanting to learn more.

Go to to learn more about World Refugee Day and
refugees, or send an email to to receive updates
from us on refugees in Malaysia. Pass this email on to a friend and get
the word out.

You can help turn their tragic endings into stories of hope.

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