Home. The word indicates a physical place where a person lives. It also carries an emotional undertone, somewhere that evokes a sense of belonging, security and personal history. But for more than 100 million people – displaced individuals and families – home in both the physical and emotional sense no longer even exists. All over the world, men, women and children are fleeing oppression, conflict and disaster, leaving the place that was their home as they are forced to start over.
- 50 percent of the world’s refugees are children.
- An estimated of 29 percent of internally displaced people are young women.
- Young refugees are 30 percent less likely to complete primary school.
The good news is our charity partners listed below are helping refugees. Their programs include critical emergency assistance, transportation to escape persecution, family reunification, resettlement and more.
Explore the resources below to see the impact of their work.