Avaaz has spent its life as a not for profit group looking for the best possible ways of ensuring the future of the planet is as successful as possible for people from all corners of the world. In a bid to make sure the lives of people from all over the world are protected and secured in comfort for years to come the group has been seeking to work free of political ideologies and influence to follow ideals and policies that are popular for all. The Avaaz group has shown its independence by making difficult choices, such as supporting the no fly zone over Libya in 2011, a choice that was taken purely on the basis of what was best for the citizens of the nation at the time.
Unafraid of entering controversial events as they occur, Avaaz was one of the first not for profit groups to react when the ongoing refugee crisis that has struck the European Union began in 2015. As its mission is to protect human rights and fight against corruption in all its forms, Avaaz has taken the step to provide high levels of support for the refugees who have been placed in life threatening situations as they flee the Syrian Civil War and look to build a new life in Europe.
The work of Avaaz has taken in the needs of those who are fleeing the conflict by taking a life threatening journey by either land or sea, leading to Avaaz becoming one of the important groups conducting rescue missions for those using dangerous routes to enter Europe. Avaaz does not feel its work has been completed for refugees when they are processed by European officials and placed in various camps throughout the continent; instead, Avaaz provides aid for those in camps who face freezing winter conditions alongside its important work putting pressure on government agencies to provide a humane response to an issue that will remain important for many years to come.