UNHCR most recently estimated that, by end of 2022, for the first time in recorded history, the number of people forcibly displaced is now 108.4 million, and over 35.3 million refugees.
Essay by Luke Foster
“A refugee is someone who survived and who can create the future.”
– Amela Koluder
I watched an interesting movie tonight on Netflix called The Red Sea Diving Resort about how Mossad Israel’s secret service rescued thousands of Jewish refugees from Ethiopia in Sudan and it was directed and written by Gideon Raff and the movie showed how they took the refugees back to Israel first by ship and at the end they collaborate with the CIA to airlift over 400 refugees in a US plane. The movie was based on a true story set in 1979 and 1980.
I think the majority of refugees in the world are escaping famine or natural disasters or war zones. The world’s leaders should be congratulated for all the effort and resources they invest to overcome the global refugee crisis however I feel much more can be done.
“Receive them, help them, educate them … but ultimately they should develop their own country,” the 83-year-old said, when speaking about refugees.
As well as the world leaders the worlds aid agencies and charities do a great deal to look after refugees internationally such as Doctors Without Borders, Red Cross and Oxfam Community Aid Abroad.
These agencies are expert at rushing aid as quick as possible to places of great need particularly after natural disasters.
In conclusion to this brief essay many people in the world work together around the clock to overcome the many complex problems to assist misplaced refugees and it doesn’t just take huge sums of money but also brave aid workers, security workers and those misplaced themselves have to make their own way to start from scratch again and rebuild their lives and look after their families.