Refugee – definition and how many

A couple of definitions I found using Google. 

A person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster.

A person who leaves his or her home or country to find safety, especially during a war or for political or religious reasons.

Using Google and asking “how many refugees are there?” I found a low of 25,000,000 and a high of 80,000,000. 

Some websites and/or articles say most of these folks have very limited, if any, access to food, shelter or healthcare and that some are in danger of bodily injury from persons. 


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