People leaving the country of their citizenship due to fear of persecution are called refugees.

It is due to their race, religion, political opinion, belief, ideology, nationality etc.

There are about 19.5 million refugees in the world.

Recent Civil War has forced 15 million people to flee Syria and Iraq.
1.1 million People have been displaced in Yemen; 500,000 in South Sudan; 190,000 in Burundi; and 300,000 in Libya.

About 7000 people died in the Mediterranean during migration in last two years.
Source: VICE News

The world woke up to refugee crisis after the dead body of Aylan Kurdi photos went viral.

Aylan Kurdi: 3 years old kid from Syria died in Mediterranean.

80% of refugees are hosted by developing countries.

Less than 10% of refugees are settled by rich countries

Governments often blame refugees for economic and social problems, and push them back.

UN declared June 20th as World Refugee Day for raising awareness of Refugee Crisis.

Can the world show humanity towards the pain of refugees?

Modern refugee crisis

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