YA novelist superstar John Green (hello, The Fault In Our Stars, Paper Towns, Looking For Alaska) is currently in a refugee camp in Jordan as a friend of the UNHCR, getting to the bottom of what life’s really like for those existing there and sharing his thoughts via Instagram, Tumblr and YouTube.
John’s posting stories to his 2.3 million + followers, detailing the experiences and challenges of kids and families caught up in this terrible, taxing refugee crisis.
His posts are not only raising awareness, they’re getting kids (and adults!) asking questions and possibly considering what’s going on in these camps – and what’s happening to kids just like them – for the very first time.
Follow John (if you don’t already) to say clued in on his views. Tell your kids/the kids you know to do that too!
(You really should also check out artist Ai Weiwei’s Instagram for lots of information – including images, stories and videos – about the refugee crisis.)