This figure includes 19.5 million refugees (people who have fled their home country) and over 38 million internally displaced people (those who have fled their homes, but have not yet crossed an international border - a "refugee in their own country").
THERE ARE 59.5 MILLION DISPLACED PEOPLE IN THE WORLD
Since 1970, we have spent over $100 billion to try and address the refugee crisis. We currently spend over $27 million per day on relief and aid efforts for displaced people.
These funds are spent largely on humanitarian aid that goes to meeting basic needs - food, clean water, shelter, and emergency medical care. Very little funds go towards long-term or systemic changes in the way refugees are assisted.
Your odds as a refugee of being trafficked, becoming a victim of sexual violence, or dying as opposed to finding a permanent home are 50:1
"More and more people are suffering, and unfortunately for many of them there is no chance to support them." [Antonio Guterres, the high counsel of the United Nations High Commission on Refugees]
86% of refugees end up in developing countries that are unable or unwilling to help them find a permanent home.
The top five host countries by number of refugees camped inside their borders are:
The numbers that describe this crisis are overwhelming, and the current solutions being provided are hardly measuring up to any standard of scalable functioning for the displaced people around the world.
But we believe there is a clear, decisive, and final way to provide a safety net for all refugees around the world.
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