Essay On Refugees

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In our current setting, the presence of refugees are prevalent in different parts of the world. A refugee is defined as someone who has been forced to leave a country because of war or for religious or political reasons. On the one hand, international legal protection of refugees centres on a person laid down in the 1951 Refugee Convention under Article 1(A)2, the term “refugee” shall apply to any person who “ x x x owing to well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country; or who, not having a nationality…show more content…
Refugee camps are said to be temporary communities or place built to provide shelter and resources to refugees. UNHCR works with the asylum country to provide tents or other temporary shelters, emergency medical facilities, communications equipment, and security. Most refugees remain near their home regions, moving to the neighboring countries. To name a few, refugees from Afghanistan are likely to move to Pakistan; refugees fleeing conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan settled in Chad. The UNHCR estimates that only about 16 percent of refugees live outside of their regions of origin.
People become refugees or displaced people for a number of reasons. One of this is they are forced to flee persecution or maltreatment for their political or religious beliefs, ethnicity, nationality or membership of a particular social group. Second, they are compelled to leave as a result of war. Third, they can also be displaced because of “natural” disasters, occurring increasingly as a consequence of climate change. Another reasons is that they are forced to flee to other countries to seek asylum where they may face further racial discrimination and similar problems caused by lack of
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