Is becoming a refugee a choice?
Many people who have not lived in a conflict zone have trouble understanding the refugee situation – how and why someone becomes a refugee in the first place. Some people even think it is a choice. Let me tell you, no one wants to become a refugee. It’s never a choice, but circumstances that creates a refugee. Before someone becomes a refugee they have been living a normal life just like any other person. Their lifestyle might not have been luxurious or fancy but at least the
Life in a refugee camp in Uganda
Did you know that nearly 21.3 million refugees worldwide live in a refugee camp, over half of whom are under the age of 18? Some of these people have lived in refugee camps for more than 15 years. How is this possible?! Well it is possible and it’s happening now. Beyond the camps, there are more than 65.3 million people around the world who have been forced from their home, the highest number of refugees in history since WWII. I know we have heard a lot about “refugees” and r