According to UNHCR, a refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war, or violence. A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. Most likely, they cannot return home or are afraid to do so. War and ethnic, tribal and religious violence are leading causes of refugees fleeing their countries. When people flee their own country, and seek sanctuary in another country, they apply for asylum – the right to be recognized as a refugee and receive legal protection and material assistance. An asylum seeker must demonstrate that his or her fear of persecution in his or her home country is
My capstone project is on homelessness and preventative methods. Research on the various factors that are associated with homelessness and how to best reduce or end the homeless situation. Research shows that there are many suggestions on methods to reduce homelessness (the Homeless First Program) which have proven to reduce the numbers in various states across America (Tsemberis, Gulcur & Nakae, 2004). The homelessness problems are multifaceted with overlapping of other factors such as mental illness and risks, which include substance abuse, health disparities, and victimization, all of which have a role in the homelessness (Canton, Dominguez, Schanzer, Hasin, Shrout, Felix, McQuistion, Opler & Hsu, 2005).
Homeless in America is the most shameful problem that we try to ignore.Such as Arnold Abbot, a 90 year old man who went around making good for the homeless; and the couple Brenda Knokrl and her boyfriend Robert Bloch letting homeless people sleep on their porch. Getting fined for their effort to help. Homelessness continues to be a major issue in our country because we as people look down upon them and do not treat them as equals, we assume that they are in situations based on the addiction and dependency of drugs and alcohol. Not all homeless people are drug addicts or alcoholics, most of these homeless people are young adults with children and most people don't understand that homelessness goes
Topics for a final paper: I know other students are thinking the same thing, what am I going to write about to cover that many pages? Where am I going to find the information to support the subject? Will people be interested in the subject? The last question is what I am asking you, my fellow students.
1) I have been in various amounts of situations where I have experienced a culture shock, but the one that was most influencing my life was when I went to a homeless mission here in Las Vegas for the very first time to volunteer. I have always had a presumption on how the homeless lived and what they were like, but I could never have imagined what I experienced that day.
In 2005, NCH (National Coalition for the Homeless) estimated 3.5 million people experience homelessness in the US every year (NCH,1). But what is homelessness? Jim Baumohl, a noted author, explained in Homelessness in America, the most common definition of homelessness used by researchers is the “absence of belonging to a specific place or to people” (NCH, 3). However, there is no set definition, due to the variety of living conditions a homeless person encounters, and the opinions of the researchers. As Baumohl pointed out, “homelessness is but the latest of many research topics in which the population of interest is not clearly defined” (NCH, 15).
Gender inequality, police brutality and transgender rights are just a few societal issues impacting the way our society functions today. However, the social issue I have chosen is homelessness, specifically the causes and effects of homelessness in America because of recent observations. Since moving to Akron, I have noticed that the amount of homeless individuals seems more present in urban areas. Considering this new observation, I began to wonder how people become homeless and how this affects not only Akron, but our society in general. Although the rates of homelessness are moderately decreasing, homelessness is a public issue because it influences our economy and public health. The stigma around mental illness plays a huge part in the rates of homelessness. According to the National Coalition for the Homeless, about a quarter of the homeless population
Women being homelessness is a problem that persist in my community. I just move to Washington DC, and every time that I work on my way back home, I saw many women sitting on the bench with many bags around them. I cannot imagine myself going through that situation, and it bothers me a lot, especially now with this cold weather. Those women not only have to run store after store in order to use the bathroom, and shelter after shelter in order to get some clothes and somethings to eat, but also they have to stay in the cold and being expose to illness. Those women have not only difficulty to take their bath during the day, but also they are depressed, unhappy and have lost the pleasure of life. In addition, these women have difficulty to find
A refugee is a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, or persecution. Recently there are many debates going on, whether the United States should allow Syrian refugees to come into America or not. At the same time, there is a civil war in Syria between the government led by Bashar al-Assad and the rebels. As a result, there are thousands of Syrian refugees, without homes because of the civil war, attempting to flee the country and avoid both the conflict and ISIS. There are many States in America that don’t want to allow Syrian refugees to come into the America, because according to them they think that Syrian refugees can cause a potential security threat to them or maybe members of ISIS can enter into the
The issue of homelessness is not one that is easily defined or characterized. In fact, many organizations and legislative actions spend a significant portion of their time and resources in attempting to define homelessness. For, only once the issue is defined can it be effectively addressed. There are also, perhaps, different types of homelessness whose resolution may need to be addressed with differing methods from one another.
I also think the homeless population is a vulnerable population that required a lot of help. When it comes to the homeless population, it does not mean one individual, but it can be a group of families or children. Being homeless you can be young or old. The homeless population are already have limit resources to them such as notify information, transportation, and medical needs. In an event of a disaster, it is important to find a solution to help the homelessness people to be at a safe shelter. One of the most important aspect and challenge when it comes to helping the homeless population is communication. Since they do not have access to technology to provide them information about a disaster, there must be a way to spread the words
Imagine having nowhere to sleep, nothing to eat, being cold, tired, hungry, without hope, followed by being harassed by police for loitering, panhandling, or just being “in the way.” This is the case for the majority of people who are homeless. Many have seen it, people walk past them, trying to not make eye contact, telling themselves that they’re just going to spend the money for alcohol or drugs. Making assumptions about these people, and what brought them to their life of homelessness does not bring a solution to the problem, it just adds to the preexisting stigma already attached to this population. As a society, the general American public has done the homeless population a disservice, starting with the deinstitutionalization
During the Holocaust Jews went on boats to other country's but they kept getting denied. The Fresno family did not go to that boat. St.Louis did get on that boat and sailed to many country's. While they were on the ship after a long time of sailing the ship most people started to feel queasy. They went to the U.S. and also Cuba, but both of them had denied them. That is one difference they had between them.
As a young First Nations single mother of two I had witnessed first hand the struggles, barriers and obstacles many people in the community were facing; issues such as, lack of basic housing, inadequate food, poverty, addictions, and suicides to name a few.
Refugees are everyday people who are fleeing or running away from their country because they are afraid to be killed. When refugees flee, they often times leave their friends and family, never to hear for them again. They also leave their possessions and their home,