The constant conflicts and situations of extreme poverty in various countries worldwide have caused the flight of its inhabitants who have left in order to find elsewhere a better quality of life away from destruction, chaos or famine.
In this context, Geneva today promoted international celebrations for World Refugee Day. According to the website of the United Nations Organization for Refugees, the event that takes place on June 20 serves “to pay tribute to the courage and perseverance of those who have been forced to flee from their homes".
Right now, it is going through one of the worst refugee crises worldwide. Some countries have even banned the entry of more foreigners due to their inability to adequately support the basic conditions of these individuals such as home, work, food and education.
According to the UN, more than 65 million people have been displaced from their homes, which is equivalent to the population of the United Kingdom or France, as reported by the American channel CNN.
The UN warns that Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia have the highest number of displaced people due to the war, followed by Africa, where they flee mostly from hunger. In 2016, only 150,000 people were relocated to new homes. Currently, 37 countries - most with a high economic level - work with the UN to accept resettlement of refugees. The Pope Francisco and Cristiano Ronaldo, meanwhile, joined observe the Day of Refugees in answer to the matter.