Welcome Executive Director Glaydon de Freitas

October 27, 2022

Miles4Migrants announces the appointment of a new Executive Director, Glaydon de Freitas, JD, LLM. De Freitas will continue the organization’s mission to alleviate the cost of travel for people impacted by war, persecution and disaster, while implementing impact strategies to meet the increased needs for the organization’s services around the world.

De Freitas was born and raised in Brazil where he studied law, gaining expertise in administrative, immigration and international law. His passion for human rights and justice was formed there through time spent with elders and community members of Quilombolas, Indigenous, and rural communities in the Amazon forest. De Freitas continued his studies in the United States at the University of Houston and was later a United Nations fellow at the Oxford Consortium for Human Rights. De Freitas’ work is founded on principles of community participation, empowerment and compassion. 

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How Miles4Migrants helps

We collaborate with a network of global non-governmental organization (NGO) partners who work directly with refugees and migrants to identify and verify individuals who are financially unable to afford air travel. Once our partners submit flight requests, we use donated frequent flyer miles, credit card points, travel vouchers, and cash to eliminate transportation barriers for the most vulnerable individuals affected by war, persecution, or climate disaster. Our goal is to help these individuals reunite with their loved ones and start a new life in a safe environment.

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– According to the United Nations, there are currently 108 million individuals forcibly displaced from their homes worldwide.  

– The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that seeking asylum is a fundamental human right. Everyone has the right to life and liberty. Everyone has the right to freedom from fear. Everyone has the right to seek asylum from persecution.

As migration is often the last option for survival, migrants may embark on clandestine journeys, subject to danger, extortion, and inhumane conditions

Once they finally get legal approval for resettlement, migrants face another challenge that makes the journey seem impossible: the transportation costs.

There are many ways for you to get involved and help us continue our work:

You can donate cash to help us cover operational expenses or contribute your unused air miles, credit card points, or travel vouchers to help us book flights for refugees and asylum seekers. Additionally, you can help us spread the word about our cause and our impact on the lives of those we serve.

Every donation, no matter how big or small, has the power to make a difference. Thank you for considering supporting our mission.

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