Migration and Refugees
Humanity has always been on the move. From the earliest times, humans have moved in search of new land and new opportunity. Today, the world is witnessing the highest levels of migration on record. In 2019, there were more than 270 million migrants worldwide.
Some people move by choice, others move to escape conflict, violence and persecution, the impacts of climate change and natural disasters. In the past few years alone, 60 million people around the world have been forced from their homes, over half of whom are under 18.
This is a subject that crosses the boundaries of politics, social responsibility and ethics, economics and international development. The past year has thrown into sharp relief what can happen unexpectedly to change the fabric of society at a moment’s notice.