According to UNHCR, there are more than 80 million forcibly displaced persons, 45.7 million internally displaced people and 26.3 million refugees, who were forced from their homes because of war, conflict and disasters that happened in their home region. Out of the 80 million displaced persons, 30-34 million are children.
Fleeing for their lives, their movement is often hectic, as many leave behind their possessions and livelihoods. For most, it is hope for security of a better future, rather than despair that motivates their decision to move.
Life identifies displaced people and refugees needs for food, water, health care, housing, education and protection from harm, and works to help provide for their needs as they transition to life in their new surroundings. Life’s refugee assistance program is currently active in Bangladesh, Gaza, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, the U.S. and the West Bank.