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Refugees Around the World


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Refugees around the world constitute millions of people. Migrant and refugee communities need helping hand from your community to prevent and resolve conflicts, and to help achieve security and peace.

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Refugees Around the World

  1. 1. Refugees Around The World
  2. 2. Refugees in The World Today
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Overview As at the end of 2012 there were 15.4 million refugees. This is the highest number of refugees in more than 20 years.
  5. 5. Source Countries of Refugees
  6. 6. Host Countries for Refugees
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. The Protracted Refugee Situation 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 situation.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. Refugees Contribute 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.
  12. 12. The Children 46% of refugees in the world today are under 18. A majority of children are usually separated from their guardians
  13. 13. 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 (IDP)
  14. 14. 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.
  15. 15. Thanks to War they Lost Everything Refugees are forced out of their homes and wind up running for their lives.
  16. 16. 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.
  17. 17. Visit to find out a new refugee community.