As part of its social responsibility and continuous support to humanitarian initiatives, this Ramadan Vox Cinemas and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) partner together to spread awareness on the Refugee Cause and to shed light on the most vulnerable refugees and internally displaced persons (IDP’s).
Who are refugees?؟
Refugees are people fleeing conflict of persecution. They are defined and protected in international law and must not be expelled or returned to situations where their life and freedom are at risk. UNHCR have been assisting them for over half a century.
Life as a refugee can be difficult to imagine. But for millions of people around the world it is a terrifying reality.
Who is an Internally Displaced Person?
Internally displaced people (IDPs) have not crossed a border to find safety. Unlike refugees, they are on the run at home.
IDPs stay within their own country and remain under the protection of its government, even if that government is the reason for their displacement. They often move to areas where it is difficult for us to deliver humanitarian assistance and as a result, these people are among the most vulnerable in the world.
How many refugees are there around the world?
At least 82.4 million people around the world have been forced to flee their homes. Among them are nearly 26.4 million refugees, around half of whom are under the age of 18.
There are also millions of stateless people, who have been denied a nationality and lack access to basic rights such as education, health care, employment and freedom of movement.
At a time when 1 in every 95 people on earth has fled their home as a result of conflict or persecution, our work at UNHCR is more important than ever before.