A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war, or violence. Imagine being forced to leave home, losing all your belongings. A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. Most likely, they cannot return home or are afraid to do so. War and ethnic, tribal, and religious violence are leading causes of refugees fleeing their countries and two-thirds of all refugees worldwide come from just five countries: Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Myanmar, and Somalia.
At the same time, there are those who are internally displaced within their own countries when forced to flee their homes due to border restrictions. They are known as Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) according to the United Nations. Here at Global Ehsan Relief, we aim to deliver aid and development programmes to those who need it most in an efficient and effective way without prejudice to people’s religion, sex, age or ethnic background.