Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Refugee crisis at an all time high

“In 2015, more people fled from persecution, war, human rights violations, discrimination, and other hardship than at any other time since World War II. UNHCR, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, estimates that worldwide more than 60 million people, or one in every 122, have been forced to flee their homes."

When I was a child, I was told that the UN was going to bring in peace and harmony, that we would no longer have these terrible wars and hardships because there would be a wise world court to decide things and peacekeepers. HA! This latest mess has been driven primarily by Muslims--Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Africa--but our President and many of Europe's governing bodies refuse to recognize that. But there have been other beliefs in earlier times, like socialism/communism, which have caused people to flee to capitalistic/democratic countries. Yet that isn't appreciated here.

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