Among the resources made available by the UN for World Refugee Day 2019 is this video story of Jihad and his family (1:39), available under the Resources tab at the following: https://www.un.org/en/events/refugeeday/index.shtml
Poor nations bear the brunt of the world’s 70.8M displaced.
Conservative estimates suggest violent conflicts, persecution and war forced approximately 70.8 million people from their homes last year — an average of 37,000 displacements each day, according to the Global Trends report from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Fewer than 7% of refugees were resettled last year, the report says. (BBC 19 June ’19).
Countless thousands have fallen victim to human traffickers. In their vulnerability and desperation for refuge, the displaced put their trust in anyone who offers the possibility of a safe haven…in the meantime, traffickers and people smugglers ply their trade…..
Prepared by Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications.