June 27, 2016
In the past year, issues surrounding refugees have flooded the news as the number of refugees has grown exponentially. So we wanted to ask, just exactly how big is today’s refugee crisis?
Currently in the world, there is a total of 19.5 million refugees and 65.3 million displaced people. These are people who have been forced to leave their home countries because of persecution, war, and violence. Whether it’s due to civil war, genocide, or threats for their beliefs, people must leave behind their home in order to stay safe.
Written by Katie Ulrich