IntroductionAlmost every country, in every continent, is affected by the global refugee crisis. There are an estimated 11.9 million refugees and asylum seekers and 23.6 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) worldwide. The numbers are, at the very least, staggering. This is an emergency that demands solutions from the international community. Uprooted from their homes, refugees and IDPs face numerous struggles, from human rights violations to lack of humanitarian assistance. The endless parade of numbers and news wires can be overwhelming.
This month, TakingITGlobal looks to give a human face to the abstractions by showcasing the voices that tell of the pain of displacement and the deep need for home, old or new.
About the Map:Factual overviews and statistics for the eleven countries that are the principal sources of refugees, or have a large number of internally displaced persons, as identified by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in 2002 (Refugees By Numbers 2003 Report) and the U. S.
Committee for Refugees in 2003 (World Refugee Survey 2004)
The Documentary Project for Refugee Youth
Amnesty: Spotlight on Sanctuary