With more than 60 million ‘people on the move,’ we are currently witnessing the largest displacement to occur in modern times. Nearly one in 100 people worldwide, including six in ten Syrians, are displaced from their homes. At the same time, we perceive a growing number of everyday people caring for ‘people on the move’—an umbrella term we use for refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced persons and migrants. ‘People on the move’ are confronted with the hardships around being forcibly expelled from their own homes and the life-threatening risks posed by the journey to find refuge. They are also typically challenged by the idea that they are unwanted—at home, in transition, and in their host societies.
Moved by the stories of people crossing multiple borders to seek refuge, we started exploring holistic ways to embrace human dignity, generosity and kindness. The Global Whole Being Fund was established two years ago and awards grants through RSF Social Finance in San Francisco, California.
Negar Tayyar, Director
Advisors to the Fund: Alan Zulch, Barbara Sargent, Jaune Evans, and Tom Sargent.