Population 8 - Refugees And Internally Displace People
Refugees and Internally Displaced People
A refugee is a person who "owing to a 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 to or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country..." The 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugee
The UNHCR <ul><li>United Nations High Commission for Refugees </li></ul><ul><li>Its core mandate is the protection of refugees </li></ul><ul><li>UNHCR's main role in pursuing international protection is to ensure that states are aware of, and act on, their obligations to protect refugees and people seeking asylum </li></ul><ul><li>www.unhcr.org </li></ul>
Facts and Figures <ul><li>The war is now into its 6 th year </li></ul><ul><li>The key players are the Arab militia (Janjaweed) backed by the Sudanese government, and the African Darfurians. </li></ul><ul><li>200,000 (probably more) killed </li></ul><ul><li>More than 2 million displaced (200,000 as refugees into Chad, the rest internally displaced within Darfur) </li></ul><ul><li>That is 1 in 3 Darfurians </li></ul><ul><li>4.5 million people affected by the conflict and now depending on humanitarian aid and assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Peace talks currently stalled in Libya </li></ul>
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