Support Black Migrants Impacted by Hurricane Ida
On the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Ida ravaged Louisiana and other areas of the Gulf as a Category 4 storm. Several people were killed and injured by the hurricane, which also destroyed countless homes, stores, and cultural hubs in its path. Thousands of Louisianans including Black immigrants have been displaced - thousands more are without electricity and/or access to food, potable water, and needed survival supplies. Ida’s devastation compounds the adversity the region already faces during a fourth surge of COVID-19 Delta variant and heightens existent economic and social crises, including joblessness, food insufficiency, and housing insecurity.
During this time of instability and anxiety, Black refugees and immigrant communities are at heightened risk of neglect and denial of support due to their Blackness, migrant status, and the lack of cultural competence of most governmental and relief agencies.
BAJI is pleased to collaborate with Louisiana Organisation for Refugees and Immigrants (LORI) - a grassroots migrant-led organization - to support Black migrants impacted by Hurricane Ida.
Your donation will help provide much-needed resources to families and communities who are too often marginalized during perilous times.
Thanks for your support!