Originally published by WES and reprinted with permission.
Not since the end of the Second World War have there been as many globally displaced people as there are today. By now, there are 22.5 million refugees worldwide – 5.5 million from civil-war-torn Syria alone – who have fled conflicts in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
While most refugees shelter in neighboring countries in developing regions in the hope of returning home quickly (i.e., 84 percent of the world’s refugees settled in developing regions in 2016), some also search out permanent resettlement further away. Read More.