Who Is A Refugee?
In definition; a refugee is anyone who flees their home country due to a wellfounded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality,
membership of a particular social group or political opinion.
As at the end of 2012 there were 15.4 million refugees. This is the highest
number of refugees in more than 20 years.
The World Refugee Day
The World Refugee Day established by the United Nations on 20th
June was aimed at honouring the courage, strength and determination
of children, women and men
The Refugee Status
In the world today it needs to be noted refugees
usually have three choices up for them:
1.) Repatriation to source country.
2.) Resettlement elsewhere.
3.) Integration in host society.
A vast majority of the refugees in the world today
are not usually resettled. Over the last ten years,
the number of refugees that have been resettled are
only 836,500 in number.
The Protracted Refugee
Is there anything like a protracted refugee situation?
Yes, there is protracted refugee situation. This refers
to where 25,000 or more refugees who are of the
same nationality have been in exile for five years or
more in a particular asylum country. This is
according to the United Nations
According to the United Nations there are about
6.4 million refugees living in protracted refugee
New Citizenship for Refugees
As highlighted; resettlement is also an option for
refugees. Though this is the case, a closer look at
the situation on the ground is important.
Do refugees get citizenship?
According to UNHCR 801,000 refugees have
successfully been granted passports by host
countries within the last one decade. When
compared to the global refugee population, it is
certainly a tiny fraction.
Yes, they can and do contribute to both economically and socially.
Their presence in host countries stimulates local markets, open the
host region for development and also helps create jobs.
46% of refugees in the world today are under 18. A majority of
children are usually separated from their guardians
Refugees and IDPs
A refugee is anyone who crosses an international
border. This means that if one is displaced from his
or her place of residernce and does not cross the
border, he or she is an internally displaced person
You Can Help
Apart from helping with food, shelter and water, you can do so much more to
help in seeing to it that refugees get the help they need.
Thanks to War they Lost
Refugees are forced out of their homes and wind up running
for their lives.
Refugees did not have a choice
but you have
You have the ability to change the life of refugees. Help put a
smile on a refugees face, no matter how small your action is.
Visit http://www.sendmeglobal.net/ to find out
a new refugee community.