The UN High Commissioner for Refugees says that by the end of
last year in 2015, over 65.3 million people
were displaced. Half are
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First Response Center
Refugee Assistance Project
(IRAP) organizes law students and lawyers to
develop and enforce a set of legal and human rights for refugees and
displaced persons. Mobilizing direct legal aid, litigation, and systemic
advocacy, IRAP serves the world’s most persecuted individuals and empowers
the next generation of human rights leaders. IRAP is on the frontlines of
the fight against the discriminatory executive order signed by Trump. By
mobilizing an emergency taskforce of legal advocates and leading the fight
in the courts and the press, IRAP is playing a critical role in protecting
the rights of thousands of affected refugees and immigrants.
is needing shelter from danger or hardship.
is a person who was forced to flee from their
country (endangered) and routed to nearby countries to seek refuge but, is
not accepted yet as a refugee. Refugees and asylum seekers are different.
Right of Asylum
is a person persecuted by their own country may
be protected by another sovereign authority, a foreign country, or church
is when a person is frightened to live in their
own country. They will then go to another country. If they are allowed to
live in the new country this is called political asylum.
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is a person who is forced to leave their country due to
natural disasters or war and conflict.
means being sent away from the country or area where you live.
for Human Rights
high-impact, cost-effective solutions that help people
affected by crisis.
is the movement by people from one place to another with
the intentions of settling temporarily or permanently in the new location.
is a person who works in a country other than the one of
which he or she is a citizen.
is the international movement of people into a destination
country of which they are not natives or where they do not possess
citizenship in order to settle or reside there.
is the status of a person recognized under the custom or law
as being a member of a country.
Syrian Network for Human Rights
More than 60,000 people have been killed through torture or died in dire
humanitarian conditions inside Syrian government prisons
the country's five-year uprising, notably the lack of medication or
food, Syria, recently estimated that 400,000 people had died throughout
the last five years.
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Empower Syria's Children
: Project Amal ou Salam. Empower Syrian Children
to be the "Future Generation" of Syria and not a "Lost Generation"
Comprehensive Services for Immigrants and Refugees
Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees
13.6 million are displaced in
Iraq and Syria
UN warns of ‘record high’ 60 million displaced amid expanding global
Smugglers Made Over $5 Billion in 2015 from
. Nine out of 10 migrants and refugees entering the
European Union in 2015 relied on "facilitation services," mainly loose
networks of criminals along the routes, and the proportion was likely to
be even higher this year, the report said. About 1 million migrants
entered the EU in 2015. Most paid 3,000-6,000 euros ($3,400-$6,800), so
the average turnover was likely between $5 billion and $6 billion, the
The World Food Program
is poised to cut rations for 4.25 million people in dire need of aid due
to a funding shortfall of $325 million ($376 million) to cover Syria and
the region for the rest of the year.
2015 Global Hunger Index: Armed Conflict and the Challenge of Hunger
International Food Policy Research Institute
Reflections on Migration vivat
problem is the result of poor leadership combined with poor
communication. Solving these types of problems takes a
like any emergency
, we need good planning and
, and we have to make sure that we're learning from
these tragic events, and we have to make sure that the knowledge we gain
is being shared and well documented. This way everyone can be better
prepared for similar difficulties and struggles in the future. Our
greatest strength comes from our knowledge, but only if we learn it and
use it effectively. We need to utilize
the power of the internet
bring together the combined intelligence and skills from millions of
people around the world. If more people can be given a chance to help,
then more people will help solving some of our biggest problems. We
obviously can't depend on our current system of government.
We need a
more dependable system
to manage our responsibilities.
Two nameless bodies washed up on the beach. Here are their stories
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with John Oliver: Migrants and Refugees (HBO)
Our Refugee System is Failing. Here's how we can fix it
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The international refugee system is broken, new measures are needed
Convention relating to the Status of Refugees
Support Networks for the Families of Murdered and/or Missing Aboriginal
Abusive Policing and Failures Protection Indigenous Women
Where the dead don’t count
For thousands of migrants from Africa,
the Sahara is the first step. For many, it is also the last.
Dadaab is the
World's Largest Refugee Settlement
. Situated in northern Kenya near
the border of Somalia, its five camps are a fragile home to roughly half
a million people. By definition, a refugee camp is temporary, but life
does not stop here. Love, marriage, children, work, art — life goes on.
After two decades, there are more than 8,000 Dadaab grandchildren —
children of children who were born in the camp. Following famine and
renewed conflict in the region in 2011, over 100,000 new refugees
flooded into the camps. Recently, the region has also been hit by a
series of major security incidents, like kidnappings of aid workers and
IED explosions. Despite the challenges, the Dadaab story continues to
Living In A Camp By A Ruined City, They're Strangers In Their Own Land
People in need of Shelter and Housing
People in need of Food and Water
People in need of Medical Assistance
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