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.
Adequate Shelters do not include tents are adequate shelter.
There was a time when tents served as adequate shelter: in the past.
The problem I have is failing to understand how, in this modern age, we can have so many people who do not have adequate shelter in our world. With new technology and material, vast global distribution networks, large numbers of available resources (workers) in developing countries, and trillion dollar economies we haven’t been able to figure ...
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