Saturday, June 17, 2017

Former Archbishop of Canterbury urges world leaders to support 'all but forgotten' refugees

From Christian Today-

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams is joining African Anglican leaders as part of a Christian Aid campaign to highlight internally displaced refugees.

New research reveals the number of those forced to flee their homes who have remained in their country is more than double those who have fled abroad, raising questions about levels of support for states forced to rehouse millions of their own citizens.

he figures showed that last year alone, the equivalent of one person every second fled their homes and communities to find safety in other areas of their own countries.

The total was around 31.1 million and Lord Williams said they had been 'all but forgotten'.

He said: 'Media coverage, political interest and even the humanitarian community have been focused on those who are actually crossing borders or travelling to wealthier countries; but the vast majority of "internal refugees" receive almost no attention or support.'

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