Save the World

I'm one of those people who always stays positive when it comes to saving the world. Most people would agree that it's impossible for one person to make a difference, to change something for the better. I'm not one of them. I believe that it's each and one of us' responsibility to do whatever we can to make this planet a better place to live on for our children. This "whatever" might vary a lot. It doesn't need saying that a single mother in a refugee camp in Algeria has limited resources to change her position other than to make sure her children are safe and that she herself stays healthy and alive. Me on the other hand, was born and raised in a developed country where the winters are cold and the summers hot. In my country I have the right to say and think whatever I want to, I am not threatened by militia or rebels, I can practice whatever religion I choose and I can travel wherever I want. All those points added together does indeed give me a safe and happy life, but with it comes also the responsibility to help those that need my time and energy more than me and my society do.

Therefore I have taken it as my mission in life to save the world as best as I can. Together we are strong and powerful; streams turns into rivers that ends up in the sea, a place where massive power are created each second. Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something. There are many examples of people who have made a huge change; Mother Theresa, Mahatma Ghandi, Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama, Jeanne d'Arc and many more. They were just one person, but with their passion and goodness of heart whole nations followed them in the end. They've been praised, honored and sanctified long after their deaths, and still we think that one person can't make a change? They were humans, just like you and me and there were no miracles involved in their work other than their committement and huge hearts.

Everyone burns for something, wether it's children, environment, dolphins, refugees or abused women. Put that fire into action and start changing the world around you. Soon you will notice that, by your good example, others will follow. Soon the little trickle that started with you will turn into a stream, and streams can go so very very far.

With the fundamental principles humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, volunteerism, unity and universality, the Red Cross is one of few NGO:s that in my opinion truly makes a difference on a mass scale and that is least involved in corruption. Every penny donated will be well worth it. I am very proud to be part of their work.

300.000 people killed, 400 villages destroyed and millions of displaced refugees throughout the South Western region of Sudan called Dardur and neighbouring countries has been an ongoing conflict since 2003, mainly between the Darfurian rebels and the janjaweed, the governmentally armed forces. The president of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, can now be facing charges of genocide. Learn more about the conflict and how you can help.

A report about the human rights in Western Sahara and the Tindouf Refugee Camps. The Polisario Front was created as a means to end the Spanish colonization of the area in the end of the 70:s and has been fighting for the independence for Western Sahara ever since. Morocco is  still occupying most part of the country. Tens of thousands of Sahrawis has been displaced from the country. Abuses of human rights have been reported from both Moroccans and the Polisario, but most of the most recognized international human rights organizations have repeatedly focused their critizism against Morocco. Hundereds of Sahrawi civilians has "disappeared" and although a few hundereds were released from Moroccan prisons in 1991, many still remain missing.

With it's headquarters in Laayoune, the MINURSO has been present in Western Sahara since 1991.