There are many problems that the world is facing today, and one of the most significant problems is the humanitarian crisis that has manifested itself in many different parts of the globe. The issues such as terrorism, disease epidemic, social conflicts, political unrest, racial disparity, and more, have affected millions of people across the globe.
In the Middle East itself, many people had to leave the homes they grew up in to save their lives and family. Millions of adults and children have also died in the Middle Eastern countries suffering from terrorism, and while significant world powers are trying hard to end terrorism, the battle is far from over.
The people who are victims of humanitarian crisis and terrorism who are in need of safe shelter and necessary supplies to survive look up to the aid provided by charity organizations. It is what helps them keep going through these difficult times. Even though many charity organizations are working to rehabilitate the people suffering from terrorism and other different issues across the globe, not every victim of humanitarian crisis is within reach.
There are thousands of people around the world that are in need of aid, starting from safe shelter to food, education, and other essentials. Some of the organizations that are doing a remarkable job in rehabilitating lives are Amnesty International, Protection International, Human Rights Foundation, Human Rights Trust, UNICEF, Red Cross, and more.
However, the irony is that the humanitarian crisis doesn’t always have to be on a mass scale and even in developed countries like the United States; there are incidents of human rights abuses, racial disparity, injustice, and so on.
One of the examples of crime and wrongful use of power by the law enforcement agencies in the arrest of Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey.
They were arrested by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio as the political activists named above highlighted the administration under the Sheriff’s supervision through their newspapers Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media.
They were released within 24 hours though as there was tremendous pressure on the government and the sheriff department after their arrest due to national unrest and protests across the country. People were unhappy with the arrest of Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey as they didn’t break any laws and were only doing their job of upholding the First Amendment Rights.
After their release from the jail, a lawsuit was filed by them against the state. Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey won the case comfortably and were even awarded $3.75 million that they pledge to donate to the migrant and human rights organizations across the country. Over the years, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey have seen how the migrants are subjected to discriminations and are maltreated by the law enforcement officers and agencies, especially the Hispanic community in Arizona.
The compensation they received on winning the case was transformed to Frontera Fund that supports many organizations today in the country, including Aliento, American Civil Liberties Union, Promise Arizona, Justice That Works, Puente, and more.