Every minute, 20 people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution, or terror. Over 70 million people worldwide are forcibly displaced – they are either refugee, internally displaced people (IDPs), asylum seekers, stateless people, or returnees. That means, 1 in 113 people on earth is fitting into one of these categories. Among them are nearly 30 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18.
Wars, conflicts, religious or political persecution, and human rights violations force people to flee their homes and communities to start a new life free of persecution and fear. Often starting a new life with nothing but the clothes on their backs, these refugees struggle to receive even basic human rights.
We are now instructed to stay at home because of COVID-19. However, refugees are not privileged to do social distancing because they are crammed in overcrowded, unsanitary camps. you can help refugees get enough food, housing, and hygienic supplies by contributing $25 today!