Nowhere is the fractured world more humanly embodied than in the refugee.
“Nowhere is the fractured world more humanly embodied than in the refugee. This is a person who has been uprooted from all that they hold dear, forced to flee, often resented and reviled in the country in which they settled, labelled as an economic burden or a terrorist threat – and this is the narrative we truly need to disrupt” – Cate Blanchett UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador.⠀ Heartbreakingly, we live in a world where violence forces thousands of families to flee for their lives each day. Every minute 20 people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror. Almost 66 million human beings have been forcibly displaced around the world. Geopolitical, social, economic and environmental threats are driving displacement and resulting in a vast loss of human potential, threatening future global security and prosperity as generations of children are left uneducated, disenfranchised and without a home. We must work together to find new ways to respond to the refugee crisis, and commerate the strength, courage and perseverance of refugees, remember our commonalities and shared bonds as humans and welcome their skills, resilience and hope.