Refugee Crisis In America

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In the dreaded times that of ours, the world is confronted with multilateral conflicts ranging from Crimea to Syria, civil wars in Sudan to terrorism in Nigeria and Iraq, to Saudi military intervention in Yemen to Climatic refugee exodus in South Asia and Latin America. The nature of the refugee crisis is complex and unprecedented in the history of mankind.
I. Nature of the present refugee crisis and How it is different from past refugee exodus, both in nature and magnitude.
Article 1 of the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugee, as amended by the 1967 Protocol, defines a refugee as:
"A person who owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social …show more content…

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) noted that 68.3 million people were displaced at the end of 2016, an increase of more than 3 million from 59.5 million a year earlier. The tally comprises 24.3 million refugees, 3.2 million asylum seekers, and 40.8 million people internally displaced within their own countries. Measured against the world’s population of 7.4 billion people, one in every 1105 people globally is now either a refugee, an asylum-seeker or internally displaced – putting them at a level of risk for which UNHCR knows no precedent. On average, 24 people were forced to flee each minute in 2015, four times more than a decade earlier, when six people fled every 60 seconds. Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia produce half the world’s refugees, at 4.9 million, 2.7 million and 1.1 million, respectively. Colombia had the largest numbers of internally displaced people (IDPs), at 6.9 million, followed by Syria’s 6.6 million and Iraq’s 4.4 …show more content…

With economic backlash, unemployment and inflation adding to the populist polarization against accepting refugees to their countries, USA has deter from its pioneering role in the crisis mitigation with the Trump administration enforcing a selective ban on Muslims travelling to USA and scaling down refugee assistance programme. A frontline country like Germany under the leadership of Angela Markel is also weighing down its prospects after measuring the political sentiments in the country with the upcoming elections kept in the mind. Europe cannot go on responding to this crisis with a piecemeal or incremental approach way beneath their full

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