Every single day, families around the world are forced to leave their homes. Some become refugees in a different country, some migrate to escape back-breaking poverty, while still others search for safety and a better life without crossing a border.
According to the UN Refugee Agency, more than 1 in every 74 people across the globe has been forced to flee–and to confront unequal treatment and opportunities. Many people leave with nothing but the clothes on their backs. But far too often, people who seek refuge elsewhere are met with public policies that put their families in harm’s way.
With the help of people like you, Oxfam has fought to defend the equal rights of millions of refugees and other displaced people across the globe. The US has a responsibility to respond to this growing displacement crisis on all fronts–by funding programs that provide lifesaving assistance to displaced people worldwide, rebuilding its broken asylum system, offering resettlement in the US to the most vulnerable, and increasing diplomatic efforts to prevent the conflicts and human rights abuses that force people to flee in the first place.