The Map

World map showing movement of forcibly displaced people

This is hot off the press today and reflects the latest global refugee statistics (released earlier today by the UN). I’ve been producing the Map of the Refugee Highway for many years.

The news is not good. Here are some current realities.

  • The number of forcibly displaced people in the world has increased by 50% in the last 10 years.
  • 1:110 people alive today are forcibly displaced.
  • 44,400 people are newly displaced every day.

I will pick up where I left off tomorrow as I update other key IAFR resources designed to raise awareness and help create space in the hearts and minds of people.

Esperance

Photo: Esperance (source: UNHCR)

How cool.  A friend of ours in Kakuma refugee camp is featured in a UN news report. She and her family (2 kids) are refugees from DR Congo. I see her on nearly every visit to Kakuma as she often translates for me when I visit a Somali friend, Mama Fartun.

When I told her about the report via Facebook, she replied: “I like what I’m seeing right now! I can’t believe this!” I’m sure it was nice to get some good news today 🙂

Click here to read the UN report about her and how innovative and hard working many refugees are when it comes to starting businesses in refugee camps like Kakuma.