What causes people to flee their homes? Persecution, conflict and natural disasters all force people to leave their homes, their possessions, and very often their loved ones, at a drop of a hat to seek safety elsewhere. The most recent crises for urban refugees . The current conflict in Syria has resulted in 200,000 people fleeing to cities in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Hurricane Sandy exposed the difficulties faced by Haitians still displaced by the 2010 earthquake.
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