The U.N. released its latest refugee related statistics last night. I was pleased to be able to begin to study them when I woke up at 2:45 AM to prepare to head to the Toronto airport this morning.
The numbers are weighty and overwhelming as they continue to grow year-to-year. There are now nearly 71 million forcibly displaced worldwide (due to human causes (e.g. violence and hatred).
That means 1:108 people alive today are forcibly displaced.
Every day an average of 37,000 people are newly uprooted.
These women, children and men need our prayers.