World Refugee Day: No one should be forced to flee their home

June 20, 2018

Today marks World Refugee Day and the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR) has just released the staggering numbers on forced displacement in the world today:

  • There are 68.5 million people who have are forcibly displaced
  • 44,400 people flee their home every day
  • Out of 3 million new refugees in 2017 only 100,000 were resettled

 

We are in the midst of a global crisis and it is time to act!

This Fall, Development and Peace-Caritas Canada will be joining Caritas Internationalis’ global campaign Share the Journey on forced displacement.

You will be invited to learn about the complex causes that force people from their homes and what you can do to make a difference.

Here Cardinal Tagle, President of Caritas Internationalis, explains the importance of this campaign in our world today.

Watch Pope Francis launch the Share the Journey campaign at the Vatican!

We hope you will share the journey with us.

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