New York (Foreign Policy in Focus ) – Over 22.5 million people have been forced to flee their countries. Last year, less than 200,000 were resettled.
It’s a famous story, though perhaps not famous enough.
The 1939 voyage of the MS St. Louis, a German ocean liner, was recounted in a 1974 book and a 1976 film (both titled Voyage of the Damned) as well as a 1994 opera. This history is not forgotten. Yet so many unfortunate people around the world are still doomed to repeat it.