Forgotten Displacement

There are many displacement situations that are overlooked and forgotten. These crises affect people that have lives and stories like everyone else. We must put forgotten displaced people at the center.

When an emergency breaks out, forcibly displaced people find themselves at the centre of international debates. 

Sadly, media and public attention do not last long. ​Soon the stories of forcibly displaced people are neglected, their voices silenced. ​Even if they don’t make the headlines, people affected by crises like those in Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Yemen, and Venezuela, are still in need.

We must not forget them.

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Photo essay: Forgotten situations of displacement

Venezuelan refugees at Colombian border (Photo: George Castellanos / Jesuit Refugee Service)

A forgotten generation: Syrian children dream of education in Lebanon

Syrian Children in Balbaak, Lebanon December 2016 (Kristóf Hölvényi/JRS)

Refugees and Migrants at the Belarus-Poland Border

Invisible Burdens: MHPSS for refugees in Syria and Lebanon

Mental Health in Syria and Lebanon

Yazidi (Ezidi) genocide survivors in Iraq

Ezidi woman

IDPs: Uprooted in their own country

Hundreds of displaced families are still living in camps and settlements in Sharya and surrounding villages, in the Dohuk Governorate, northern Iraq.

May we never yield to the temptation to disregard others, especially those in greatest need, and to look the other way; instead, may we strive daily, in concrete and practical ways, to form a community composed of brothers and sisters who accept and care for one another.
Pope Francis