The Refugee Crisis Needs More Attention

The Refugee Crisis Needs More Attention. More people have been forcibly displaced from their homes than at any time since World War ll.

There are now 82 million forcibly displaced people around the world—more than at any time in modern history. These are people who have fled extreme dangers, whether to escape the relentless bombing, an invading army, gang violence, or other life-threatening circumstances.

Who is a refugee?

“A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war, or violence. A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. Most likely, they cannot return home or are afraid to do so. War and ethnic, tribal, and religious violence are leading causes of refugees fleeing their countries.”