Every day is a new opportunity. You wake up to explore the world a little more than usual. One should live every single day in zeal. Moreover, with passion for work. Things change and you can be the cause of a positive change. Today, December 18, is recognized as ‘International Migrants Day’. Our entire history is compiled of migration stories. They are also the representation of our diversity. Also, how we are so different yet so similar. We as a global community have evolved due to these migration incidents. Commemorate this day along with your family.
International Migrants Day
Migration processes have been the foundation of the human past. Migration is affected by multiple factors on a global level.
Human wants and abilities are the reasons for migration. Some move to other countries for familial needs whereas others do so for job opportunities. People started celebrating this day back in 1997. This was basically done to honor the rights of migrants. Moreover, it also looked into what the migrants went through when they were leaving their homes.
The main story started in 1965 when USA adapted a new immigration policy. This was done, keeping in mind the migrants. Also, this ensured families were reunited. Fast forward, Asian organizations started celebrating December 18 as ‘International Migration Day’. Entering the 20th century, in 2012, refugee camps were set up for the Syrian population in Jordan. Also, this year more and more people escaped the massive destruction and the violence that was propagating in various parts of the world. This day is to celebrate the courage the migrants hold.
How to celebrate:
You can celebrate this day in multiple ways. Firstly, look back upon your past. Check if you have some stories of your own. This will make the day more personal. Secondly, you can learn a little more about migrants and how it all started. Today, Brag Social presents you with yet another opportunity to review your history. This can be an educational moment. Also, read about what issues they faced and how they have lived their life. Secondly, sit with your family and read stories. This will be a great bonding moment for. You can read heartbreaking stories. Or read stories that have a happy ending. This will be a great way to educate yourself. These stories can be fictional or real.
Although if you want to celebrate the day in its truest form you should make donations. Humanitarian organizations and NGOs have set up donation opportunities for the general public. You can make a donation and look out towards a better future.
“Migration is an expression of the human aspiration for dignity, safety and a better future. It is a part of the social fabric, part of our very make-up as a human family.”- Ban ki Moon