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In the Face of 60 Million, We Must Engage You do not have access to this content

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Author(s):
Alek Wek
24 June 2016
Pages:
3
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No.:
3,
Volume:
53,
Issue:
1
Pages:
10–12
http://dx.doi.org/10.18356/321d47ca-en

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Sixty million people around the world have been forced to flee their homes because of war, persecution and terrible human rights violations. This number is astonishing, isn’t it? As members of a global society with access to endless streams of media, it is easy to hear numbers and figures and to get caught up in the politics of it all. It’s easy to lose sight of the fact that each number represents a living, breathing, feeling human soul. That’s just it, though. We are talking about people. Innocent people. Just like you. Just like me. I was once one of these numbers, one of the nameless, faceless statistics that was forced to flee. Can you imagine what that’s like, what it’s like to be forced to flee your home, to have your village decimated, to wholly lose life as you know it? Please do try.
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