Target: Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Goal: Applaud Japan’s pledge of $1.5 billion to help with the refugee crisis in the Middle East.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced at the U.N. General Assembly that Japan will provide $1.5 billion in emergency aid for the refugee crisis and to provide stability of Middle Eastern communities currently facing upheaval. This announcement is in part thanks to petitions like ForceChange’s Address the Refugee Crisis in Europe and Allow Syrian Refugees Into the U.S., which have called for various international leaders to do their part in aiding in the refugee crisis.
The Prime Minister says that unlike other countries, Japan cannot allow refugees into the country because it must first address its own demographic challenges like falling birth rates and an aging population. For this, Japan has instead offered $1.5 billion in emergency funds to aid in the crisis.
It’s amazing that the world is rising up and encouraging international leaders to help in this crisis rather than turning their backs on these refugees. Obviously, leaders are listening. Let us applaud Japan’s announcement to provide a massive amount of emergency aid in the refugee crisis.
Dear Prime Minister Shinzo Abe,
You recently announced that although your country cannot currently accept refugees as you are facing your own internal population problems, Japan will provide $1.5 billion in emergency aid for the refugee crisis and to provide stability of Middle Eastern communities currently facing upheaval. This is amazing news in a time where the international community must work together to help these refugees.
Thank you for listening to the words of concerned citizens around the globe and for doing your part in helping during this trying time in world history. I applaud your announcement and hope you continue to aid in international issues such as this.
[Your Name Here]
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