One of the largest refugee camps in the world is located in Dadaab, Kenya. The conditions in the camp are horrendous. Overpopulation is the biggest problem there, as Somalian refugees continue to pour in escaping from the famine that has ravaged their country. The camp is supporting more than quadruple its capacity. Many die on the way to
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
After six years of living in a refugee camp, Salva had learned that they are closing the camps, “they are going to close the camp, Everyone will have to leave” (73). Salva had then began his walk once again. As Salva was walking he was joined by thousands of men, “crowds of other boys followed him”(80). Salva had then stepped up and been the leader. Salva had decided the decisions for the group. Throughout the journey many had lived, but also many had died. Once they had reached a new camp, they had found that it is no better than the one before. There were more
In the final draft I will expand on each of the issues, by looking into more specific examples of both what different European countries are doing policy wise, as well as what the sentiment is among the refugees in the different areas of Europe. To fully be able to understand the conditions the refugees are facing I will be using other scholars ethnography work; One of those works being Katerina Rozakou’s piece regarding the management of refugees in Greece. As a result of that knowledge I will be able to come to an accurate conclusion as to what course of action should be taken in Europe as a whole, to deal with this ongoing
Commentary 1: Refugees areal deadly facing an awful life and a tough screening process, but even after it is all over their lives will still be far worse than ours. They will be disrespected and have trouble socially fitting into this new
To be defined as a refugee you would have been a person who was forced to leave your country in order to escape war. Every needs help in their own way. I might need help on some homework that I am having trouble with, but refugees are truly in desperate need for help. They are having a rough time in their own country maybe because of war. They are forced to leave to country if the want to be safe. They will life so they can continue to have their life and make it a good one. To be called a refugee is the opposite of an insult; it is a badge of strength , courage, and victory. This quote was from the Tennessee Official For Refugees. This is a good quote because if you were able to make it out of the country that poses a threat to their
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.
The Happiest Refugee written in 2011, is an award winning autobiography portraying ones will to survive amongst extreme hardships. Above all, the story displays resilience and optimism at their finest, despite the setbacks and adversities faced by Anh and his family. Readers as a result are invited to empathise with the hardships confronted by refugees, in turn enlightening them to be grateful for the many pleasures
Anemona Hartocollis, a reporter for The New York Times, documents what it is like for these refugees trying to cross the border. She writes about a group of people who were trying to cross the border from Flensburg, Germany. The train that they were traveling on was stopped was stopped by the police. They escorted them to a building where everyone was given foam mattresses, blankets, hot food, and even balls for the children to play with. At first glance, this may seem like a
In today’s society where most of us are sheltered physically and emotionally, have we ever stopped to think about the unfortunate ones who have been forced to live their lives differently? We are often carried away with basking in our riches that we forget to take a moment to think for those who aren’t as lucky as us. What else can we call those who have nowhere to go and nothing to do— no place to call home, no job to call an occupation, no purpose to speak of? With more people being forced out of their homelands to seek greener grass on the other side, refugee rates are on a constant rise.
In a gripping photographic article, Peter Jørgensen depicts the lives of Syrian refugee children. However, these are not ordinary photos. The pictures first shown depict the children without a background. As the reader clicks on the image, the background fades in clearly painting a picture of the lives these children live. The apparent purpose of the article is to demonstrate the reality these children are faced to live with and to effectively bring this information to those who may be unaware of the conditions of which refugees must endure.
The different journeys being taken by these individuals and families all beg the question over what obligations society has towards these people. While many would agree that action has to be taken in order to ensure the safety of these individuals and help them as much as possible. This is demonstrated through Sadiq’s journey because when he stopped at a charity center they provided clothes for his trip to Finland and also breakfast. The help being offered by this place gives the refugees not only a place to stay for the night and guarantees breakfast, but also gives them hope to continue on as they approach their final destination. The assistance offered by organizations like these demonstrates that these refugees are humans who are in need of necessary supplies for their survival, and that society is obligated to fulfill these individuals needs to secure their journey and secure their well-being.
All around the world people have to suffer just like Muchoki’s family. As a result of war so many innocent families have to flee their homes to another country in hopes of a better life. Often times they either don’t make it or aren’t welcomed. Refugees all around the world experience alot of the struggles similar to Muchoki’s family and sometimes even worse. These struggles often include loss of loved ones, destroyed homes, and finally change of society and environment.
We’ve all read or heard these statements one day or another, whether it be in our newspaper articles, through our television screens, or even spoken by our government officials. Primarily/especially some including ‘Asylum seekers’, ‘A new dose of cruelty’, ‘boat people’, or even ‘A tide of refugees’. They're deliberately spoken in a patronised behaviour which is tainted by fear. But above all do we truly know their meaning? Or are we just too busy in our personal bubble of happiness and joy that we don't realise the hardships which these people face day-to-day? And on top of all, do we understand that we can also be in the same situation one day? Envision/imagine a time when we’re forced to leave our war-torn country and we head by boat towards our neighbouring countries. But, when we ask them for aid, instead they send