We’re proud to share our Sustainability and Donor Relations Manager’s story–a gripping family journey of displacement, border crossing, and untethered identities. Many of us can pinpoint moments of migration or displacement in our family histories–whether through our parents, our grandparents, or even generations further back. For Amal–and for other members of our team–the work we do at RSN is personal–our stories closely echo the experiences of many uprooted communities today. We need rights-based responses to these situations of displacement–giving individuals a chance to restart their lives, provide for themselves and their families, and escape long periods of legal limbo. By celebrating these stories, we reaffirm our unequivocal solidarity with those we aim to help worldwide.
We hope Amal’s story encourages everyone to connect their family journey with those still in search for a place to call home. Our connection may not be as distant as we think.