“No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark you only run for the border when you see the whole city running as well…”
From “home” by Warsan Shire
WHY THE REFUGEE CRISIS?
As of May 2022, there is a record 100 million people forcibly displaced worldwide, according to the UNHCR. And if that number doesn’t cause you to stop in your tracks…whew. War, conflict, natural disasters and persecution have all contributed to this crisis of staggering proportions. And most people have to flee for their lives with nothing but the clothes on their backs.
“This must serve as a wake-up call to resolve and prevent destructive conflicts, end persecution, and address the underlying causes that force innocent people to flee their homes.” - Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Because we're supposed to impress you