Essay On Assistance To Refugees

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INTRODUCTION: From the very inception of mankind there has been a division between the strong and the weak, the powerful and the helpless, the rich and the poor. Men purloined other men and became high and mighty. It is said that human beings are the best and the most beautiful creation of God because they have the ability to reason and thus they know what is good and what is bad. If that is so then why there is no equality among men? The term “beautiful” is attributed to a creation only when it is without any flaw. No doubt that the human brain is a beautiful creation because it has led to some great discoveries and inventions which has defined our life and surroundings. But at the same time we are also comprised of hatred, envy and greed…show more content…
Assistance to refugees was provided throughout 1920 by Dr. Fridtjof Nansen of Norway. His outstanding contribution helped in the creation of world public opinion in favour of the creation of international machinery for the protection and assistance to refugees. League of Nations on June 27, 1921, established the Office of the High Commissioner for Russian refugees. Dr. Nansen was appointed the first High Commissioner on August 20, 1921. He devised a so called League of Nations passport, commonly known as Nansen passport, a travel document that gave the owner the right to move more freely across national boundaries. Nansen passport was adopted by more than 50 States. After the death of Nansen in 1930, the Assembly of the League of Nations abolished the High Commissioner’s post and the task of the protection to refugees was entrusted to Nansen International Office for Refugees in 1931. The supreme authority in the office was vested in a governing body headed by a President nominated by the Assembly. The problem of refugees assumed unproportionate dimensions after Hitler’s accession to power in 1933 and his annexation of Austria (1938) and of Czechoslovakia (1939), and after the World War II which dislocated the civilian
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