The world is now witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record. According to UNHCR (the UN refugee agency) 65.3 million people around the world have been forced from their homes. Among them are nearly 21.3 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18. Some 34,000 people are forcibly displaced every day as a result of conflict or persecution.
According to a recent report published by Amnesty International wealthy countries have yet to take responsibility in this crisis in which they are now showing a complete absence, leaving just 10 countries, which account for less than 2.5% of world GDP, to take in 56% of the world’s refugees.
“Just 10 of the world’s 193 countries host more than half its refugees”
This is an unsustainable solution to a world crisis leaving already vulnerable people (of which half are under the age of 18) fleeing war and persecution in a miserable situation.