As we wait through the weekend for the Executive Order to drop next week, let us not forget those who have been waiting in refugee camps for years – maybe their entire lives – for a chance at resettlement.
Mae La Camp, Thailand – Established in 1984 and home to 50,000 refugees from Burma
Kakuma Camp, Kenya – Established in 1991 and home to approximately 185,000 people fleeing war in Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Uganda, and Rwanda.
Za’atari Camp, Jordan – Established in 2012 and home to more than 80,000 refugees from Syria.
Lesvos, Greece – where an estimated half a million people arrived by sea from 2015-2016, fleeing war and violence in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.