Refugees are people who have been forced to flee their home country due to a well-founded fear of persecution due to their race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion.
Today there are 15.2 million people worldwide who have been forced to flee their home countries and live as refugees in a foreign land. Millions more are displaced internally within their own country. Many are forced to live for years in overcrowded refugee camps where they must struggle daily to meet their basic needs. Those who are not able to reach the protection of a camp must live in unstable and dangerous conditions, moving often from place to place to avoid danger. All are in need of a safe place to call home.