Michael Bowers Vice President of Humanitarian Leadership and Response, Mercy Corps, writes in WorldPost:
“The crises in Yemen, South Sudan and the Lake Chad Basin are just three of many that flew under the radar this year, and they are very likely to deteriorate in the year ahead. Despite chronically underfunded responses, Mercy Corps is tackling all three humanitarian crises, helping more than 1 million people with food, water and sanitation, hygiene and other types of support.
We hope that in 2017, in an increasingly interconnected world, closer attention is paid to the stories of the many millions of people struggling every day just to survive and find solutions to build a brighter future for themselves and their children.”
As I have said many times before, including on this Blog: Every morning when I wake up, I am thankful for two things. First, that I woke up, never a given at my age. Second, I’m thankful that, through pure good fortune and no personal merit on my part, I am not a refugee.