Thousands of people flee violence every day around the world, from Myanmar to South Sudan to Guatemala.

Ordinary people. People like me, like you, are searching for a place to call home for their children, their families.

They might seem too different because of their race, culture, their faith.

But we share the same humanity. “I am because you are”.

So, let’s not extinguish Hope in their hearts.

When we are alone, we are easily the victims of fear.

We must look at; we must build, the future together: not alone.

It is all about sharing responsibility, where all parts of society stand together.

Now more than ever, we need to stand #WithRefugees.

(Text is written for the ACT Alliance video for World Refugee Day 2018