Refugees on the Rise

June 20th was World Refugee Day, and the subject of rising displacement is the focus of my latest story for WORLD. 

Political, racial, and religious persecution are driving a record number of people from their native countries.

In 2015, the number of displaced people rose to an all-time high of 59.5 million, according to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR). The announcement came ahead of World Refugee Day today.

The displaced include refugees who fled their homelands out of fear of persecution, asylum-seekers who claim refugee status, and internally displaced persons who fled to some other part of their home country.

Continue reading at WORLD.

About Julia

Here's what you might like to know about me. My name is Julia and I'm a Christian. I love the Bible and, much less importantly, a good steak. My goal with this site is to share the truth of scripture with believer and non-believer alike, and to specifically encourage believers to study and know the Bible, and warn them of false teachings in and around the church. Romans 1:16-17 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, the just shall live by faith."
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