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 are just some of the countries where people have been forcibly displaced. 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. This is where the effective use of media and communications can achieve so much. The needs and opportunities are vast.
Stories from FEBC's fields of operation testify that media can address some of the information and support needs of refugees. The broadcasts offer hope in a time of despair, as well as raise awareness of human trafficking, reduce the vulnerability of potential victims, and help those who have been trafficked.