Refugees are often in the headlines yet the reality of their lives is frequently misunderstood.
Tens of millions of people have been uprooted from their homes because of violence or persecution.
Updated: Wed, 19 Jun 2013
But not all these people are refugees. Syrians who have fled fighting to other parts of Syria are strictly speaking known as internally displaced people because they haven’t left Syria. Those in neighbouring Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and Iraq are refugees because they’ve crossed an international border.
Poor People Living in Poverty constantly struggle to maintain a home.
We’re not talking about maintaining a home like general repairs; we’re talking about the struggle to simply find an adequate place to stay. Our experiences at Shelter the World has taken us into some distant corners of the globe. At each place we are keenly interested in learning about poor peopleliving in poverty and their homes.
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