Wednesday , 25 May 2022

USCRIF RELIGIOUS OVERVIEW OF REFUGEES FLEEING PERSECUTION GLOBALLY

Shabtabnews – USCRIF recently issued its annual overview of religious persecution.

The report stated that “the scale of the global refugee crisis is unprecedented. As of the end of 2021, over 82 million people were displaced worldwide. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates that close to 27 million of those displaced are considered refugees. Two-thirds of these refugees are from five countries, which include three countries with systematic, ongoing, and egregious persecution of various religious communities: Afghanistan, Burma, and Syria. An additional 4.1 million of these 82 million individuals fled persecution and are seeking asylum. With 86 percent of the world’s refugees hosted in developing countries, host countries often struggle to provide adequate resources to support refugee populations. During 2022, the number of individuals displaced continues to soar, particularly with the increasing numbers of individuals fleeing conflict in Ukraine. “

For the full report see below link:

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