With all the goodwill provided by enthusiastic volunteers, serious challenges remain that impede an effective and impactful response to the refugee challenge.
Forum participants discussed what success would ultimately look like. What could be the result of all these corporate and volunteer efforts? The response: “A measure of success of our work would be the dropping of the ‘refugee’ label – by the displaced persons themselves and by others in the community they join”.
Others felt there was relevance in the following:
“… Our planet is only a small star in space. It is our duty, to transform it into a planet whose creatures are no longer tormented by war, hunger and fear, no longer senselessly divided by race, color and ideology. Give us the courage and strength to begin this task today so that our children and children’s children shall one day carry the name of man with pride.”
From The Prayer of the United Nations