A refugee is someone leaving home for safety for a variety of direct and indirect reasons. Refugee lives have become extremely difficult during Covid-19. Social distancing is impossible in a camp; and the restrictions on travel make finding a safe home even harder.
Refugees can be forgotten during a pandemic when people are focused on thinking about how they can manage and of their closest loved ones and so it felt important to bring awareness to life as a refugee during Refugee Week.
Refugee Week importantly raises awareness on all types of refugees; in camp, in rural settlement, in urban settlement and those who were once refugees and have a background as a refugee; like myself.
As we all consider for the right ways to show kindness to our colleagues, fellow business owners and keyworkers during the pandemic; it’s important to consider where kindness to others begins.
Are we being kind to ourselves?
In a world full of chaos right now it is so important to show ourselves the kindness we so readily save for others.
It is often that the greatest acts of kindness come from someone who feels well and rejuvenated within themselves. By looking after ourselves initially we are in a better position to give to others.
So how can we be kind to ourselves amid a pandemic?