More than two-thirds of the world’s 25.4 million refugees come from just five countries. Overall, more than 68.5 million people worldwide have been forcibly displaced. Why did they flee, where are they going, and what can be done to address the plight of refugees, especially children?
In the midst of the massive refugee crisis along the Myanmar-Bangladesh border, a 19-year-old woman found her calling as an interpreter for World Vision. Read how education empowered Tanjin and how she’s found a hidden strength in helping refugee voices be heard.
A group of 23 artists in Illinois has found a way to help refugees through their art — they paint portraits of Syrian children and give the proceeds to charity. They call it “Painting Syria’s Children: The Refugee Portrait Project.”
Since Aug. 25, 2017, about 700,000 people from Myanmar have fled to Bangladesh because of extreme violence in northern Rakhine state. Most of the Myanmar refugees identify as Rohingya, a Muslim minority ethnic group in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar. Learn more about the Myanmar refugee crisis in Bangladesh.
The Syrian refugee crisis is now the largest refugee and displacement crisis of our time. Because of the Syrian civil war, 5.6 million people have fled Syria as refugees, putting a strain on the region’s ability to cope. And another 6.1 million people are displaced within Syria.
Today marks seven years since the Syrian refugee crisis began. With reports of the war in Syria almost over and after seven years of hearing about and caring about this crisis, does it still matter? Compassionate voices come together with a resounding yes.
As South Sudanese refugees arrive in Uganda, they reach a new, unwanted home — but life in these homes hacked from the Ugandan bush is the best option they have.