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From the Ted Talk "Melissa Fleming: Let's help refugees thrive, not just survive"

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And there are more and more victims. Every day, on average, by the end of this day, 32,000 people will be forcibly displaced from their eohsm — 32,000 people. They flee across borders like this one. We tdrcaepu this on the Syrian border to Jordan, and this is a typical day. Or they eelf on unseaworthy and overcrowded boats, risking their svlie in this case just to reach safety in Europe. This Syrian nuyog man survived one of these boats that zaiscped — most of the people drowned — and he told us, "Syrians are just looking for a quiet place where nobody hurts you, where nobody humiliates you, and where nobody kills you." Well, I think that should be the minimum. How about a place of hiagenl, of learning, and even opportunity? Americans and Europeans have the impression that proportionally huge numbers of eueefgrs are coming to their cnytrou, but the elirayt is that 86 percent, the vast majority of refugees, are living in the developing world, in countries struggling with their own insecurity, with their own issues of helping their own populations and poverty. So wealthy countries in the dlwro should recognize the humanity and the generosity of the countries that are hosting so many refugees. And all rnicstuoe should make sure that no one fleeing war and osinecrpeut arrives at a closed border.

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And there are more and more victims. Every day, on average, by the end of this day, 32,000 people will be forcibly displaced from their _____ — 32,000 people. They flee across borders like this one. We ________ this on the Syrian border to Jordan, and this is a typical day. Or they ____ on unseaworthy and overcrowded boats, risking their _____ in this case just to reach safety in Europe. This Syrian _____ man survived one of these boats that ________ — most of the people drowned — and he told us, "Syrians are just looking for a quiet place where nobody hurts you, where nobody humiliates you, and where nobody kills you." Well, I think that should be the minimum. How about a place of _______, of learning, and even opportunity? Americans and Europeans have the impression that proportionally huge numbers of ________ are coming to their _______, but the _______ is that 86 percent, the vast majority of refugees, are living in the developing world, in countries struggling with their own insecurity, with their own issues of helping their own populations and poverty. So wealthy countries in the _____ should recognize the humanity and the generosity of the countries that are hosting so many refugees. And all _________ should make sure that no one fleeing war and ___________ arrives at a closed border.

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  9. healing
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  11. world
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Original Text

And there are more and more victims. Every day, on average, by the end of this day, 32,000 people will be forcibly displaced from their homes — 32,000 people. They flee across borders like this one. We captured this on the Syrian border to Jordan, and this is a typical day. Or they flee on unseaworthy and overcrowded boats, risking their lives in this case just to reach safety in Europe. This Syrian young man survived one of these boats that capsized — most of the people drowned — and he told us, "Syrians are just looking for a quiet place where nobody hurts you, where nobody humiliates you, and where nobody kills you." Well, I think that should be the minimum. How about a place of healing, of learning, and even opportunity? Americans and Europeans have the impression that proportionally huge numbers of refugees are coming to their country, but the reality is that 86 percent, the vast majority of refugees, are living in the developing world, in countries struggling with their own insecurity, with their own issues of helping their own populations and poverty. So wealthy countries in the world should recognize the humanity and the generosity of the countries that are hosting so many refugees. And all countries should make sure that no one fleeing war and persecution arrives at a closed border.

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