Refugees on the Run

Refeugees

About Me

My name is Kim and this flyer was created as a part of a school project to inform people about refugees. Scan this QR code to access my online flyer and links.

The Large Number

  • According to the UNHRC there are more than 59.5 million people who are forcibly displaced in the world today.
  • “If this was the population of a country, it would be the world’s 24th largest country”.
  • Most of these people are coming from countries that are currently developing, having war conflicts, and having poverty issues.
  • Syria is currently the largest refugee producing country with more than 7 million displaced people.
  • Every day last year, on average, 42,500 people became refugees, asylum seeks, or internally displaced.

Causes

  • A large number of refugees are often forced to relocate from their homes due to war conflicts or natural disasters.
  • At least 15 conflicts have erupted in the last 5 years that caused people to be forcibly displaced. (“Worldwide Displacement”).

Problems

  • Millions of refugees face severe problems as they make their way, usually by foot, out of their country (“Our Refugee Crisis”).
  • Refugees aren’t immediately granted asylum right away.
  • Refugee camps aren’t always protecting, many women and girls face threats such as rape and abuse

Searching for Safety

  • Most refugees flee to countries next to them or the closest that provides safety
  • 95% of Syrian and Afghan refugees flee to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Pakistan, and Iran
  • Europe is also another safe land they consider, it’s the continent that is the closest to them that has a stable environment. But extremely little make it to Europe.
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A Ted Talk about what refugees face on their journey escaping their country