Moyo Living, a new online experience from The Upper Room and Global Ministries shares Facts About the Current Refugee Crisis . . .
Do you know why many people from the Middle East are leaving their homes? Read these 7 facts about the current refugee crisis to learn more. by Moyo Team
1. Definition of a Refugee: “The 1951 Refugee Convention spells out that a refugee is someone who “owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to, or owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country.” (The UN Refugee Agency)
2. In the summer of 2015 Europe experienced the highest influx of refugees since World War II.
3. Today, Syria is the world’s top source of refugees. For 30 years until 2011, most refugees came from Afghanistan.