Fleeing by the Millions: Migration Crises Around the World
In record numbers, people are escaping regions plagued by warfare, instability, disasters, poverty, or systemic persecution. The United Nations announced last year that forced displacement had topped 50 million globally, and early tracking indicates that number may increase yet again this year. Multiple crises worldwide are driving the record migrations, which include Africans and Middle Easterners entering Europe, Rohingya Muslims fleeing Burma, Central Americans traveling to the U.S., civilians escaping violence in Syria, Yemen, Burundi, Somalia, Iraq, and more—all undertaking risky journeys to find better lives. Nations targeted by asylum seekers are working with the UN to address the increased number of migrants, providing humanitarian aid and encouraging solutions to the problems driving millions from their homes. The photos of the migrant journeys below were taken over the past few months.
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