There are millions of displaced people across the world who are leaving their homes, families, and possessions to find sanctuary from violence and persecution: Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan, DRC and Iraq to name but a few. These are often areas weakened by years of war, with civilians suffering in the conflict and violence they seek to escape.
Many people are also displaced through human trafficking networks, with sexual exploitation and forced labour being the predominant forms of this modern-day slavery.
People living in displacement camps are in real need of information, education, inspiration and entertainment – and the effective use of media and communications can achieve so much. The needs and opportunities are vast.
FEBC believes media can address some of the information and support needs of refugees, offering hope in a time of despair, as well as raising awareness of human trafficking, reducing the vulnerability of potential victims and helping those who have been trafficked.