Check out this very touching video of a little girl, also a child refugee and going through a lot of troubles in life. This gives you a sneak peek into the lives of millions of refugees, especially children around the world.
Basically, refugee is a person who has escaped their own country due to a conflict regarding economical, political or religious scenario or because of war.
Here are some facts and figures of the refugees around the world:
- World bodies like United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees (UNHRC) and United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) exist to support and protect refugees across the world.
- At the end of 2014, it was estimated that there were approximately 19.5 million refugees around the world, 2.9 million more compared to 2013.
- In 2014, Syrian refugees were said to be the largest group of the 19.5 million refugees across the world (~3.9 million). Prior to Syria being at the top of the list, Afghan Refugees have held the top place for decades.
- Turkey is the worlds largest refugee hosting country as of 2016. Surveys & studies have found that refugees typically head to countries with ethnic kin populations.
- A person that flees into a different country due to fear of persecution because of race, religion, political opinion etc., is considered an asylum seeker.
- It is estimated that around 50% of the refugees are under the age of 18 years. This has been the highest child refugee count.
Lately, a lot of organizations from across the world have stepped forward to give United Nations a helping hand. Save the children is one such organisation that helps child refugees. Apart from these organisations, a lot of celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Barbara Hendricks, Justin Timberlake and many more have been donating millions of dollars to support refugees around the world.
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