Forced Migration Of Human Population

1633 Words Mar 22nd, 2015 7 Pages
Forced migration of human population around the world from one country to a relatively “safer country” is not a new phenomenon. At the end of 2014 the number of displaced population around the world was estimated to be over 50 million (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) 2014).

The grounds for migration are varied and sometimes complex. Those who flee from their mother-land to avoid a whole gamut of persecutions even death require urgent resettlements. The host country immigration system generally recognises them as genuine refugees. However, the unauthorised arrivals who were allured by a higher job opportunity, a higher living standard, and accessible welfare benefits in Western countries are often returned to their original states, as their grounds are not genuinely for protection and safety (Barlow 2014). Although some would argue that the economic grounds could become a legitimate reason to seek asylum as a result of universal trade schemes that mostly benefit rich countries and disadvantage the poor ones (Wainwright 2013).

Australia has become one of the prominent places in the world in actively welcoming refugees for resettlement. Based on Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DBIP) report (2015), Australia has welcomed over 800,000people on the Humanitarian Program since the World War II. However, this commitment has dramatically altered in the last decade as the Australian authority seems to concentrate more on political concerns…
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