A humanitarian emergency is unfolding right now across Europe and the Mediterranean, thousands of families are fleeing for their lives and there is an urgent need for help. Since the start of this year, over 320,000 people have crossed the Mediterranean, a journey that have cost many peoples’ lives; nearly 3,000 people have drowned in the attempt to reach Europe.
The refugees undertakes a treacherous journey from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan, and other countries torn apart by war, persecution, and a horrifying list of human miseries. The crossing is dangerous but for many families, who have lived through years of trauma and face ongoing conflict, fleeing their homes and making this journey is the only choice they feel they have.
Our peers at KPMG donated last week sek 50 000 to the Red Cross’ work with the refugee crisis in Europe. We choose to follow in their footsteps but will raise the donation with 10 000, to sek 60 000. At the same time, we encourage PWC, Deloitte, EY and other companies in our industry to do the same and donate at least the same amount for this cause.
The number of people displaced is now the highest since the Second World War, the need for help is great and we Transcendent Group sees it as our duty to help those who have been forced to flee their homes.