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.
The refugee camps had all kinds of issues. At the Itang refugee camp Salva was all by himself with no family or friends, but his Uncle’s advice helped him live through it. He just kept going, one day at a time. Later he traveled to the Kakuma refugee camp. Not only was the Kakuma refugee camp isolated in a parched, windy desert, but was also enclosed with barbed wire.
This very situation coincidentally happened with the migrants of the Dust Bowl, “Roosevelt’s Farm Security Administration built 13 camps, each temporarily housing 300 families in tents” (PBS). While the current situation is not being funded by the Syrian or African government, it is still better than sleeping on the streets of a foreign country in Europe. The commonalities between the situations can also give the people a peace of mind by seeing how the United States has rebounded from this disaster. The United States is currently stepping into the situation across seas helping people rebound from the horrific scene. There are people who are overjoyed by the opportunities that the United
Of equal importance is the manner in which we house migrants and refugees. It is crucial that these places are protected from the elements of nature, like the hot and/ or cold temperatures, and have proper sanitation, cleaning and ventilation. Furthermore, we must continue to ensure that avenues to integrate these groups of people into either education or employment exist, because without either of those two, turning to crime or illicit activities is only a matter of time. Similarly, it is important to educate native populations about the dangers of prejudice and to encourage them to be more empathetic towards others who really had no other choice, but to run from their
Migrant or Refugee? name: Michael Agege ________________________ Human Geography: Unit 2 Part I. Read the article below from the New York Times on the difference between a migrant and a refugee. The difference between the two is a fundamental understanding you’ll need to move forward with this unit. Answer the accompanying questions in complete sentences. *note: the article is from 2015, but while the migrant crisis in Europe has changed and only gotten more complicated, the fundamental differences between a refugee and a migrant still apply http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/28/world/migrants-refugees-europe-syria.html?_r=0 In your words, what is a refugee?
The foundations for protecting refugees and migrants are a humane approach to human suffering and adherence to international humanitarian law. An improved screening and resettlement process would also improve the West's muddled response to today's displacement crisis. Introduction of the Immigration crisis Migrants and refugees flooding into Europe from Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia have presented European leaders and policymakers with their greatest challenge since the debt crisis. The International
A refugee is a person who has been forced to leave their home country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster. There are many different types of refugees, these include refugees who are escaping war, social discrimination, racial discrimination, religious persecution, those who are seeking aid after a natural disaster, political unrest, and those who fear for their lives and the lives of their family. These people are given refugee status and are placed in designated refugee camps across the country where they are supposed to be cared for and educated, but this is not happening. Many of the countries only provide shelter for the refugees but do not provide the rest of the basic needs. There are many factors that contribute to a person becoming a refugee these include war, famine, racial prejudice, religion, harassment or torture due to political views, nationality, and natural disaster.
Right now, every country has to decide on how many refugees it is willing to accept. Just very recently, Germany agreed to take in 800,000 refugees. In order to cater to the immigrants’ immediate needs, the country needs around $5 billion, and the officials believe that it is manageable. Some countries, like the Kingdom of Denmark, refused to accept any number of
Their living conditions were incredibly poor including overflowing toilets, unfinished quarters, crowds, and lacking meals. People would leave for grueling field work because they hoped it’d be better than the camp. The authors go on to tell that Jeanne loses her family completely and rapidly. Her mother grows cold, her respectable father a drunkard, and her brothers nonchalant and blunt. Many people die in this chaos and we’re truly shown how some crisis break people beyond recovery, for example ‘Papa’ her honest, hard-working father
There are many different types of camps in the world but there are two different types of camps that can be considered the same thing, there is Japanese Internment camps and there is Nazi Concentration camps. Japanese Internment camps and Nazi Concentration camps are two different things. One of the camps was made just to contain the Japanese until they sweared their allegiance. The other was made to kill the jews and make them work until they can no longer, witch ever comes first.
Ha is an example of the universal refugee experience because she goes through things that many other refugees go through, such as the feeling of being “inside out” and not belonging anywhere. Ha has to learn a new language and a whole new way of life, she has to give up many of her old traditions and ways of life like many refugees do. A universal refugee experience is something that is experienced by not all, but most refugees. Ha started out stubborn and forceful before they fled their home, "I decided to wake before dawn and tap my big toe on the tile floor first," (Lai 2). Ha is angry that only men 's feet bring good luck and she will not let that be the case for she wants to bring luck to her family. She loves her mother very much but she would rather hide her brother 's sandals then say that she loves them too, she does but she wouldn 't admit it. Ha from the book Inside Out & Back Again experiences many of the same things as other refugees do, this is known as a universal refugee experience. Many refugees are turned inside out as they go through the process of moving from their home country to a new country and as they try to find a sense of normal life again.
Anthony J. D 'Angelo. One thing is very clear: these few countries doing their best to help refugees can’t manage the refugee issue on their own. We need global cooperation. Therefore, the only solution is moving on to end the bloodbaths and poverty lakes while simultaneously accepting the humanitarian responsibility of taking in the refugees. Migration is a global issue.
Refugees are often forced to flee their home due to war just like Ha. Today, more than 60 million refugees from the Middle East have fled their homes due to the advancement of ISIS (Graham,1). Like Ha, their lives will also turn “inside out” as they face a large amount of harassment from wherever they are able to find safety, but eventually they will find peace with whomever they are surrounded by and turn “back