The Syrian Refugee Crisis Conflict, this term has a broad definition that is defined as “latent tensions and disagreements on the one end and goes to armed and violent clashes (e.g. wars) on the other” (Eroglu Utku, Sirkeci, and Yazgan 2015). This is the root cause of many of the violent wars and crises that have occurred over thousands of years. In more recent times critical conflicts that have occurred throughout the world have had adverse effects globally. It was estimated, by the United Nations, that at the end of 2013 over 51 million people globally, more than half of which included women and children, were displaced due to persecution, warfare, and violence (Salopek 2015). The Syrian civil war has been a large contributor for this large number of displaced people; it has affected countries throughout the world due to the millions of people that have had to find permanent settlement elsewhere as a result of the war between the Syrian government, rebel forces, and ISIS. This has been given the name of the Syrian refugee crisis. Refugees have since been displaced throughout Europe, the Middle East, and North America and have become a global issue that has had difficult solutions. Refugees that have uprooted their lives due to the violence and war brought about from the Syrian civil war still face difficulty being accepted in countries around the world and face larger obstacles when starting life over.
A refugee is a person who was forced to leave their country. Whether it be from warfare or natural disaster, their homes are no longer safe to live in, so they need to relocate elsewhere. Once someone sets foot on the journey of becoming a refugee, they become vulnerable and dependent with no sense of what the future will bring. In an attempt to accommodate them, first world countries with the resources necessary to assist these refugees, are struggling to determine whether or not they should step-in and help. Some argue that taking them in could come with excessive consequences, while others believe they could be assets. Although there may be a few consequences, they are outweighed by the benefits and undeniable severity of the situation.
A refugee is defined as an individual who has been forced to leave their country due to political or religious reasons, or due to threat of war or violence. There were 19.5 million refugees worldwide at the end of 2014, 14.4 million under the mandate of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), around 2.9 million more than in 2013. The other 5.1 million Palestinian refugees are registered with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). With the displacement of so many people, it is difficult to find countries willing to accept all the refugees. There are over 125 different countries that currently host refugees, and with this commitment comes the responsibility of ensuring these refugees have access to
Djibouti. A small country in Africa. People may know it by its funny name. But, did you know that Djibouti has the second lowest point in the world? Djibouti is affected everyday by its geography, politics, social behavior, religion and economy.Djibouti is a small nation on the Horn of Africa about the size of New Jersey. Djibouti borders the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. It is the lowest point in Africa and the second lowest point in the world! Djibouti is regularly hot and dry. Days that are humid can bring temperatures up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. When it's colder out, during the cold season that's October- April, temperatures are normally between 80-89 degrees Fahrenheit. Djibouti lacks vegetation, groundwater, and arable land. The average
McAdam, Jane. “Professor Jane McAdam-Australian Refugee Policies.” YouTube, uploaded by UNSWTV, 23 Mar 2014, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_92Yfstlc0&feature= youtu.be. In the video “Professor Jane McAdam-Australian Refugee Policies”, Jane McAdam, the Scientia Professor of Law and Director of the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at the University
In most families, men and women eat separately, usually on the floor, with each group gathered around a common bowl. The wealthy may eat at a table. Food is eaten with the right hand or sometimes a spoon. Many wealthy Djiboutians have adopted Western dining practices, eating with utensils at a table. Three meals a day are standard, with lunch being the largest meal. Schools and businesses close for two to four hours for a midday lunch break. Family members usually return home to eat lunch together. Men often skip meals for a day or more while chewing khat (a leafy plant that produces a mildly stimulating effect when chewed), as it suppresses the appetite. Many women avoid eating in public and only eat at home. In Djibouti City, eating out at
Through out the world and over the centuries, societies have welcomed frightened, weary strangers, the victims of persecution and violence. This humanitarian tradition of offering sanctuary is often now played on the television screens across the globe as war and large-scale persecution produce millions of refugees and internally displaced persons. At the start of 21st century, protecting refugees means maintaining solidarity with the worlds most threatened, while finding answers tot eh challenges confronting the international system that was created to do just that.
A current issue on the minds and agendas of the international community is the Syrian Refugee Crisis. The situation has only escalated since its start in 2011, and as the number of displaced Syrians reaches over 9 million, countries around the world, not just the ones in the Middle East,
It is human nature to pursue living in a place with happiness and peace. If people suffer a lot in an region, they must begin to find another place in order to survive. Many people around the world suffer a lot, such as hunger and violence, especially in some Asian countries. These situations can be caused by a war for many years, terrorists or natural disaster. Today, because of the war in Syria, millions of refugees are trying to move to other countries, including the United States. Therefore, it is necessary for US to take in refugees because it is our responsibility and morality to care about victims and refugees.
In a press release issued today April 13, Ambassador Mohamed Siad Doualeh , the permanent representative of Djibouti to the United Nations addressed the Security Council on the situation in Somalia.
Not only has the IRC stepped in to help these refugees but also UNHCR has partnered with the governments of Tanzania to help Burundi. From 1993 to 2000, Tanzania has been host to almost 1.5 million refugees (Thomas 2009). The fact that there are so many refugees in Tanzania can have many economical effects. The goods and infrastructure will have to be shared between the citizens and the refugees that flee there. Although Tanzania camps are already getting full with so many refugees, the IRC are helping by identifying unaccompanied children and providing them with care and counseling to those who have survived sexual violence (Tanzania 2015). There are also allowing these refugee people to stay in mass shelters, churches, and
Djibouti, unlike most countries in the African continent, is a predominantly urban state – with over two-thirds of its population living in Djibouti City. The exodus of people leaving rural areas for the capital city has created an even greater demographic divide between urban and rural people – with 85% of the population now living in the capital. The city’s facilities are not capable of processing this number of people, reason why many migrants end up settling on the slums at the outskirts of the city. Although having settled into urban environments, many of these migrants are not adept at living urban lives – which have also been under stress from the drought. The destruction of the already fragile agricultural sector has risen food prices
Djibouti is a quite globalized country because of its international ties, although in terms of technology it is not so much, therefore I would rate Djibouti a 7/10 on the globalisation scale. Per BBC.com Djibouti speaks four main languages; French, Arabic, Somalia and Afar, all of Djibouti’s media is controlled
HOW TO BALANCING THE REFUGEES ARRIVAL IN CONGO CRISIS In the Congo, about 2.4 million of Congolese refugees had become a part of a population in nearly 16 years of armed conflict and turbulence in the Democratic Republic Congo (DRC). The refugees should be protected
This issue was chosen due to its scope. The Syrian refugee crisis is among a list of issues that will not only shape the world in 2016 but also dominate news outlets in upcoming years. Because of the despairing situation, many governments are struggling to find ways to handle the rush of individuals seeking asylum, for the fact that it seems the crisis is worsening. In addition, the media coverage on the topic sparked my interest and led me to research information because I had no idea what was occurring and the detriment of the issue.