Stories of Migration

Displacement       Maya Schonenberger  •  Miami, Florida, USA

Displacement
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35 x 49 inches - photo by Werner Boeglin

The definition of “Internally Displaced” according to UNESCO: people who are forced to flee their homes, often for the very same reasons as refugees from war, civil conflict, political strife, and gross human rights abuse, but who remain within their own country and do not cross an international border. They are not eligible for protection under the same international system as refugees, and there is no single international body entrusted with their protection and assistance. Who are we to judge anyone’s tragedy in this world? Who are we to grant one person a safe home and send the other one back to his peril?

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