Number 19 on the 20 Simple Act for Refugee week is ‘Share 5 facts about Refugees’
Each fact was found on different websites, click on the fact to connect to the article.
I picked the facts that stood out and shocked me. If you have the time it is worth to read the articles linked below. I did not realize how many people were refugees and how little we do to help.
- According to UNHRC in 2015 there was 21 million refugees world wide. (Source Huffington Post)
- Almost half of refugees are children ( Source Huffington Post)
- The top 3 countries who host refugees as of 2016: (Source Red Cross)
- Turkey – 2.8 Million
- Pakistan – 1.6 Million
- Lebanon – 1.04 Million
- In 2017, 3119 women and children lost their lives crossing the Mediterranean (Source Help Refugees)
- 84 % of refugees are hosted in developing countries (Source Help Refugee)