We're glad you want to learn about the global refugee crisis. We don't only want to inform you of the overwhelming realities. We want to also offer reason for hope!
"Faithful Christian ministry will often take Jesus' followers to places where hope is in short supply: places where a sense of hopelessness hangs over a community."
The number of forcibly displaced people (FDP) worldwide increased from 41 million to 108.4 million between 2010 and 2023.
Forcibly Displaced People include refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced people.
These are people uprooted by war, gross violations of human rights and persecution.
The ratio of forcibly displaced people (FDP) to the global population has steadily fallen between 2010 and 2023.
In 2013, 1 person in every 157 was forcibly displaced.
In December 2022, 1 person in every 74 has been forcibly displaced by persecution, war, or gross violations of human rights.
The number of refugees worldwide has steadily increased from 15 million to 35.3 million between 2010 and 2023.
Refugees are people who were forced to flee homeland to escape war, gross violations of human rights or persecution.
They fear imprisonment or loss of life should they be forced to return to their country.
76% of the world's refugees are hosted by low- and middle- income countries.
The number of asylum seekers worldwide increased from around 800,000 in 2010 to 5.4 million in 2023.
Asylum seekers are people who have fled their country and applied for permanent refuge in a foreign country.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights declares that everyone has the right to seek asylum from persecution.
The response to the global refugee crisis requires more than the services of emergency relief agencies. It requires long-term recovery work that serves to strengthen hope and help refugees rebuild their lives.
All too often, refugees find themselves viewed only as people in need. They are confined to the receiving end of the humanitarian and social services that keep them alive. As necessary as they are, it can be dehumanizing to be on the receiving end of such services.
Recovery work helps re-humanize people and restore hope by strengthening community, faith, emotional well-being and personal capacity. It also gets behind the ideas and solutions of refugees, recognizing the important part they play in finding solutions to their displacement.
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Are you looking for resources that will help you get a well-informed perspective concerning refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced people (IDP) that you can also share with others? Visit the IAFR Toolbox where you will find the resources below along with many more!
Current refugee realities along with biblical perspective all rolled up into a beautiful poster.
An eye-opening presentation introducing current refugee realities and biblical perspective on forced displacement.
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