Refugees Welcome: Photos that prove humanity still has humanity left
About 65.3 million - that's how many displaced persons we have in this world.
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), this is a huge jump from the 59.5 million displaced people there were in 2014. Today, one in every 113 people around the world is either a refugee, or displaced in their own motherland.
There has been a shocking 50% rise in people who have lost their homes since 2011, a rise that ties in with the start of the Syrian conflict.
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"Two thirds are internally displaced people, the most difficult to reach, one third are refugees, 90 percent are in middle income countries or in poor countries, 50 percent of the refugees are children," said the High Commissioner Filippo Grandi.
It's a massive humanitarian crisis; one that will only get worse as various factors, from climate change to war, only continue to get worse. The global response, while great in patches, still has a long way to go to effectively ensure that refugees are rehabilitated, even if they aren't repatriated.
While the suffering of refugees is there for all to see, a mix of vicious pragmatism and bigotry has seen leaders from around the world rail against allowing refugees asylum. From Donald Trump in the US to Nigel Farage in the UK and various others worldwide, refugees have been vilified and, in some cases, been left at the mercy of the very regimes and forces they are fleeing.However, humanity still has some, well, humanity left. Here's a collection of photos that show that no matter what, refugees can always harbour some hope in their darkest days, because there will always be people around who can see past constructs of race, creed, religion and geography.
Photo curation: Priyata Brajabasi