In the last few years, the number of people forcibly displaced has risen to more than 60 million.
Globally, one in every 122 humans is now either a refugee, internally displaced, or seeking asylum. If this were the population of a country, it would be the world’s 24th biggest.
These numbers are truly shocking and should serve as a wake up call pointing to the brokenness of our world. At the same time, at the Jesuit Refugee Service we continuously strive to see the person behind the “case”, the number or the statistic.
"Life as they know it" is a blog dedicated to the countless refugees we accompany, serve and advocate for in our daily work. Their stories are the inspiration behind this “story”. By reading between the lines, refugees will be made real to the reader who will be offered a glimpse of the joys and hopes, griefs and anxieties which refugees share with the rest of humanity. Throughout this literary journey, the unseen will be be made visible, thus restoring our common humanity.
Read the blog here.