WORLD REFUGEE DAY 2022: Whoever. Whenever. Wherever. Everyone has the right to safety.

According to new data from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, the number of forcibly displaced people worldwide rose towards 90 million by the end of 2021, propelled by new waves of violence or protracted conflict in countries including Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Myanmar, Nigeria, Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In addition, the war in Ukraine has displaced 8 million within the country this year, and more than 6 million refugee movements from Ukraine have been registered.

WAYS YOU CAN GET INVOLVED/HELP

Hear and see their stories:

AWP’s main objective is to deliver impact through the power of visual advocacy. There are many organizations that are aligned with AWP on amplifying the voices of those who are affected by humanitarian crises and reminding us all that we are all human.

Support Community/Refugee Organizations:

AWP collaborates with a large range of organizations and below is just a small number of those on our radar that support direct aid and services to refugee communities around the world. This list of organizations should not be seen as an endorsement.

Understand the issues:

Like any issue, the global refugee crisis is highly nuanced and multifaceted. Here’s a small list of resources to get started, that we will continue to add to. We welcome your recommendations here, as well. You can email us at: info@artworksprojects.org