Churches working together in Louth to welcome refugees to the UK

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We are churches working together in Louth to welcome refugees to the UK.

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Refugee Facts

  • 65.3 million people around the world have been forced from home. Among them are nearly 21.3 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18. Source: Global Trends 2015
  • Nearly 34,000 people are forcibly displaced every day as a result of conflict or persecution. Source: Global Trends 2015
    War has driven 50 million children globally out of school. Source: RSN
  • 10,000 child refugees have gone missing across Europe since registering with state authorities. Source: EU’s criminal intelligence agency Europol
  • Syria’s years of brutal civil war – together with attacks from ISIS – has created the greatest human tragedy in living memory.*
    Almost 500,000 Syrian people have died.*
  • Some 11 million people – nearly half of Syria’s population – have fled their homes.*
  • Almost 5 million Syrian people are in vast camps in countries neighbouring Syria.*