David Hollenbach, S.J. is Pedro Arrupe Distinguished Research Professor in the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Senior Fellow of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, and affiliated professor in the Theology Department at Georgetown University.
As we face the challenge of Covid-19, our obligations to the citizens of our own country must not negate our duties to global humanity. Active support for the poor and the displaced will be essential in longer-term efforts for a more just, more inclusive and healthier post-crisis world.
More than 33 million refugees and internally displaced people languish in the world today. A disproportionate percentage of them live in Africa. Most have been driven from their homes by armed strife. Such displacement is often overlooked in discussions of the duty to protect civilians in warfare. K