WHY AN ACTION GROUP?
At the end of 2021, 89.3 million people had been forcibly displaced. This is more than twice the level a decade ago at 42.7 million. Of the 89.3 forcibly displaced people, 53.2 million are internally displaced, 27.1 million are refugees, and 4.6 million are asylum seekers. Preliminary estimates suggest that as of early June 2022, due to the war in in Ukraine, the number of forcibly displaced people topped more than 100 million.
Our Rotary Action Group ("RAG") was created to help Rotarians and other people of action confront the refugee and displacement crisis through projects and knowledge.
REFUGEE CRISIS IN UKRAINE
The Rotary Foundation has created a channel for direct humanitarian support in the Ukraine region. Please see the information here. Rotary International's statement on Ukraine is here.
PROJECTS, KNOWLEDGE, AND EVENTS
Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. Since 1905, we have used our passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects to:
Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
Save mothers and children
Grow local economies
Protect the environment