I started working with displaced people because I believe passionately in human rights. Not out of charity, but out of a deep respect for them and their families, and all they continue to overcome, despite so much persecution, inequality and injustice.
Today, 1% of the world’s population - 82.4 million people - is displaced. That’s nearly twice as many as a decade before.
Some crises, like the war in Afghanistan, have lasted for decades.
Others, like the conflict in Ethiopia, are more recent.
They all have in common the violence and denial of rights that leave innocent families with no choice but to flee.
At which point will we be concerned enough to address the environmental devastation, conflict and human rights abuses that fuel these crises?
I’m always continuing to learn – if you’d like to join me, please visit the UN @refugees account.
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