We are all refugees
According to new United Nations data, in 2018 a record 70.8 million people were forcibly displaced – double the number 20 years ago. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) president David Miliband says these figures are “a wake-up call to the human cost of war, economic misery and climate stress.”
I have covered this crisis since the Arab Spring started in 2011 for organizations such as the IRC, UNICEF, UNDP, The New York Times, Buzzfeed, among others. The NGOs that are working on refugee issues are tireless and the people who are affected all have personal stories that deserve to be shared.
“We are all refugees. In one way or another. I embrace this fact. You should too.” – Sayan Das