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‘Refugee is not a profession’

From the May 7, 2018 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


For a number of weeks this message was displayed on big posters hanging in many places here in Berlin. I think it was meant to draw people’s attention to the fact that becoming a refugee is not something people choose, or look forward to; it is usually the unhappy result of having fled unbearable circumstances such as war, corrupt governments, or religious persecution.