I have been volunteering as a family mentor to a refugee family from Eritrea, Africa for the last 2.5 years. They are the most wonderful, good hearted people I know. They came from nothing, left their home with nothing and still have nothing. What is amazing about them is that they will give you everything they own if they knew you needed it. Whenever I visit they are constantly trying to offer me what little food they have, as a sign of respect and friendship.
Even though they struggle to make ends meet, they still consider themselves fortunate compared to the refugees who have not been able to make it to the United States and resort to living in makeshift camps and tent cities.
The refugee crisis is the biggest human human crisis in the world. The number of refugees and people displaced by conflict and disaster worldwide has reached over 68.5 million people. That is one person displaced very 2 seconds last year.
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