All of us are on a journey through life. As we travel, we make choices every day: what to eat, where to sleep, what to study. We try hard to consider the needs of our families and neighbours as we make our choices.
When people are forced to flee, these ordinary, everyday choices are suddenly removed. No matter the specific situations, and where they are located, all people on the move deserve to be treated and talked about with dignity.
Learn more about the complex reasons that cause people to move and hear their stories through this interactive presentation.
This presentation was adapted by Renata Buhler from the "People on the move: the human faces of migration" exhibit, a collection of 12 banners created by MCC in 2013. Content, including figures, has been updated to reflect the current context.
Photo caption: In 2009, Ruwayd Azzah, 11, a participant in summer camps run by the Lajee Center in the Aida Palestinian refugee camp near Bethlehem in the West Bank, stands in front of the Israeli separation wall which runs along the edge of Aida Camp. The wall is covered with graffiti by protesters of the barrier. (MCC photo/Ryan Rodrick Beiler)