The question why is often used when we lack understanding and want the big picture. It often is used to channel our frustrations into condemnation of one particular person or event. If we can’t find someone to blame, we end up blaming God.
Instead of asking why, we can ask what is the way forward and how can I be part of the solution.
|Buduburam Refugee Camp|
A refugee is defined as people who flee their country of origin and cannot return due to well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social or political opinion.
Migrants leave or flee their home to seek better or safer surroundings. Migration can be volunteer or forced but generally a combination of choices and constraints are involved.
The world saw a massive migration of people into Europe that sharply rose in June 2015 but still continues today. One million Syrians relocated to Europe. Five million stayed closer to home in countries like Lebanon and Jordan. (source) A quarter of a million refugees and asylum seekers left Afghanistan. (source) The United States accepted 85,000 refugees from Myanmar between 2005-2017 (source). The United States admitted 53,716 people who are refugees seeking asylum in fiscal year 2017. (source)