In the article, "Desperation at sea" by Rebecca Zissou discusses how refugee 's are having to flee their homes because of war. First, the refugee 's are all going from Syria, Gambia, Somalia, Eritrea, and Sudan to Libya because of war, disease, poverty, etc. Also they have to cross the harsh heat and terrain of the Sahara desert just to get to Libya. After that, the refugee 's have to pay people to get them over to Europe for safety but they could get a very bad deal from sometimes very untrustworthy people. In addition, the so called smugglers might abandon them on the boat with little to no food, water, fuel, and in most conditions the refugee 's don 't know their way to Europe. Throughout the time that they are on the boats they become
There are many similarities between immigrants and refugees, yet they are different in many ways. There are many common traits between these two. For example, immigrants and refugees both work in menial jobs due to language barriers. In addition to that, they both left their home country for a better life. Immigrants and refugees can also be different in many ways. For example, immigrants leave their home by choice and plan on staying in their new country. In contrast to that, refugees flee their country because of things like war and religion. They also might plan on returning one day. The last difference is that immigrants cross the border legally and some refugees might cross illegally. Immigrants and refugees have many common traits,
Since the beginning of the Syrian war in 2011, many have fled the country and settled in the neighboring states, including Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, Jordan, and Egypt. Currently, there are 4 million Syrian refugees registered in the region. By mid-2015, the World Bank’s estimated cost of the Syrian war for the Middle Eastern countries is $35 billion. This load is too heavy to endure, and this is why refugees have been aiming for European countries for a couple of years now.
“In 2013 there were 41.3 million refugees living in the United States”. War affects many aspects of our world, such as living spaces, food resources, and the economy. One way to fix the problem, living spaces, is to have refugees immigrate over to a safe country. Ha’s refugee experience is relatable to other refugee’s experiences because refugees flee because of war, they have a difficult time fitting in, and they share many of the same emotions.
The lives of refugees are turned “inside out” out when they are forced to flee because they have to leave the only home they have ever known and try to figure out a way to leave their old lives behind. They are not leaving their country because they want to but because they are forced to and it can feel like
1a. 1953 Refugee Releif act: I liked this act because America wasn 't afraid or scared about others, they took in 200,000 refugees and saved them from the war torn contrie they lived in.
Leaders and governments around the world have labelled refugees as being a burden on their country either directly or indirectly. These leaders only see them as people who are trying to get into their country to escape the civil war, but fail to see that the refugees are also risking their lives in the process. At present, there are approximately 54.5 million refugees that are displaced, the largest refugee crisis the world has ever seen and they have nowhere to go. The question of doing the right thing and taking them in has been squashed due to various reasons and it appears to be that each country has adopted the ‘each man for himself’ policy by stating that it is their duty to only look after its citizens and no one else.
Imagine… You have been in a small crowded boat for the past week, maybe even months. You are tired, hungry and thirsty. You left your family back home while you made the treacherous journey to Australia. Then you spot an island not too far from where you are. So pleased to see land, you jump off the boat and paddle to shore. Immediately you and the rest of the crew are grabbed by policemen and brought to customs. The officials talk for a moment, then tell you that you need to go back to your own country. Fear grips you! You plead that you can’t go back. It is unsafe. But you can’t stay…
The 12,000 refugees traveled 4,393.58 miles away from Czechoslovakia to Canada in hopes of a better life. “Since the end of World War II, almost half a million refugees have come to Canada to reclaim their lives” (Troper 1). Canada’s main drive was for their own economic benefit. The Prague Spring refugees were intelligent and talented which made them useful to the Canadian society. Canada was eager in recruiting them because of their talents and how they would positively affect their economy.
Rossul was an Iraq teen born in Iraq and went to Turkey and Jordon and finally to the United States because his country was in danger and there wasn’t much food or water and wasn’t safe.
United States has been granting protection to individuals who are seeking asylum because they are fleeing for persecution. The modern refugee regime is applied in United States and it is the product of the second half of the twentieth century. This regime came because of the aftermath of World War II and all the years that came after it.
As the Syrian Civil War is approaching it’s fifth year, we look back at all the devastation it has caused, both in Syria, and in neighboring countries, and what we Canadians can do to help those effected. According to Al-Jazeera, as of March 2015, 10.9 million Syrians have been displaced, 3.8 million of them are refugees, most of them going to neighboring countries like Lebanon and Jordan. So what should Canada as a whole do in regards to the Syrian Refugee Crisis? Also, what should each and every Canadian citizen do? Read on.
Social justice is the equaSocial justice is the equal and fair connection between society itself and an individual or group. In this case, the world is “society”. The refugee crisis is a social justice matter because the asylum seekers are the “individual”. They are orphans, widows, and entire families, all trying to escape death and persecution from within their own country. They have left their home with nothing but a bag and the clothes on their backs and fled, hoping to find a safe haven elsewhere. As people who are in a position of power, with plentiful resources, food, security, and the ability to accommodate for thousands more, the amount of refugees coming in are but a small drop compared to those we can still help. Opening our doors
“When I listened to the media reports about the increasing tension, anxiety, distress and fear at the refugee registration center, I was persuaded to stay at home and not to participate in this event.
Refugees are an important topic in the media at the moment, mostly because of the increasing numbers of immigrants in various countries, but also because of the way they are talked about. Some people think that we use an excessive amount of negative and condescending words, when we talk about refugees. They believe it can be “dehumanizing” and suggests that we start using positive words about refugees, because that could change our view on them. Can a change in our language really change our perspective? The British reporter Adam Taylor addresses this issue in his article “Why the language we use to talk about refugees matters so much” published in The Washington Post on July 30, 2015.