They are desperate people taking desperate measures as they flee war, persecution and poverty. They endure abuse, starvation and, for the unlucky, death in their search for asylum.
The numbers are numbing. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates that 60 million displaced persons are on the move. Each day an additional 42,500 – the equivalent of everyone living in the Northwest Territories – are forced to leave their homes.
The flows, the most since the mass displacements after the Second World War, are global. The number of European migrants increased 51 percent in 2014: through Turkey, the world’s top …read more
Source: Canadian International Council