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Refugees and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) - Nationality is between a country and a person, sometimes the people who are no relate to any country, call stateless. Also some of the stateless can be refugees, these two groups of people is care by UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees). Nationless is a very big problem; it may affect more than 10 billion people in this world. Everyone in the world can be having their human right, but some activity in country only able nationals to participate, for example: election. Also much of the stateless didn't have their right, they may never get the ID of the country, just get in to jail, losing the chance of education and health services or can’t get a job (UNHCR, 2014)....   [tags: War Refugees Essays]
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Palestinian Refugees and the Issue of Jerusalem - Since the creation of Israel in 1948, a long and arduous conflict has existed between the Israelis and Palestinians. Despite several attempts at negotiating a final peace agreement, all efforts have been fruitless. Two specific issues remain at the core of the inability to obtain a final peace agreement-the issues of Jerusalem and the question of Palestinian refugees. Both matters are highly contentious, emotional and political, and as a result have necessitated a substantial amount of deliberation over years....   [tags: War Refugees Essays]
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Vietnamese Refugees in Orange County - For years refugees have come to America from all over the globe coming from Syria, Vietnam, Iraq, and even Australia. A refugee is different than an immigrant, in such a way that they are basically forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or a natural disaster. Unlike immigrants who have been here for a long time like the Mexicans, or the Japanese, the Vietnamese have been in the U.S for around thirty years or less. After the Vietnam War, the Vietnamese feared for their life and were forced to leave their county for liberty....   [tags: War Refugees Essays]
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Refugees and Asylum In Islam - A person may leave his/her country of origin due to political reasons. When the person requests for protection from a foreign country he/she is accepted as an asylum. The country offers protection to the person as a political refugee. Those who seek asylum are normally persecuted for political reasons (Oxford journal, 2011). Those who confess to the Muslim religion view political asylum and migration with great importance. This is due to the political situation of the Muslim states....   [tags: War Refugees Essays]
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Somalian Refugees in America - The Immigration and Nationality Act legally defines a refugee as any person who is outside any country of such person’s nationality or, in the case of a person having no nationality, is outside any country in which such person last habitually resided, and who is unable or unwilling to return to, and is unable or unwilling to avail himself or herself of the protection of, that country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion....   [tags: Somali Bantu Refugees Essays]
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Political Repression, Ethnic Conflict and Refugees - Every year, hundreds of thousands people are leaving their countries. Being different from normal immigrants, these people are actually forced to leave their homeland. The reasons vary but have one thing in common: they fear to go back. They are called refugees. The practice of granting asylum to people fleeing persecution in foreign lands is one of the earliest hallmarks of civilization. References to it have been found in texts written 3,500 years ago. According to the International Refugee Law, refugee refers to the people who outside his or her country of origin, unable or unwilling to avail him or herself of the protection of that country or to return there for fear of persecution becau...   [tags: War Refugees Essays]
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Help Refugees, Support the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) - A seven year old girl just awoke from her nightmare; people were killed in the streets, there wasn’t a safe sanctuary anywhere, going to school was a life threatening experience, hospitals lacked the necessary resources to attend the needs of the wounded, and anarchy reigned. The girl realized that her nightmare, the same one she was having for a week now, was reality. A harsh reality which would force this young girl to flee her native country, changing her life forever. That following night, she along with her family were smuggled into an unknown place by truck....   [tags: Syrian Refugees Essays]
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Refugees and Internally Displaced Peoples within the Horn of Africa - The words refugee and internally displaced people (IDP) are broadly used terms that are almost synonymous in meaning. Refugees are a group of people that have fled their homes into another country in order to escape war, conflict or some other tragedy. On the other hand, IDP are citizens who fled their homes for the same reasons but remained in their country of origin. There are approximately 12 million refugees and IDP within Africa and almost two-thirds, or 7.7 million, are located in the Horn of Africa (Central Intelligence Agency [C.I.A.], 2011)....   [tags: War Refugees Essays]
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The Impact of Refugees on a Society - The Impact of Refugees on a Society The argument that refugees have a negative effect on society has been a topic of great debate for many years, both in the UK and across many other countries. Almost since time began, the human race has had problems when the situation in their area has changed for the worse, and they have had to make tough decisions about where they should go next, and the problem has never been a more prominent issue than in today's society. It is an argument with two clearly defined sides....   [tags: War Refugees Essays] 1188 words
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Burundi Refugees - Refugees are people who have been forced to leave their home country for fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, politics, civil war or due to environmental disasters. They move to other countries hoping to find help and asylum. Refugees do not include displaced persons who are people who have been forced to move within their own country. Over 80% of refugees are in developing countries due to the country being less able to help. They live in extreme poverty, lacking food, shelter, clothing, education and medical care....   [tags: War Refugees Essays] 501 words
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Exploring Why So Many Palestinians Become Refugees in 1948-49 - In this essay I am going to look at the reasons why many Palestinians became refugees in 1948-49. I am going to look at it from both the point of view of the Palestinians and the Israelis. Violence on both Israeli, and Palestinian sides increased during 1947. By December, Palestinians began to flee Israel, to the Western Bank. In the areas where the Jews where strong, the wealthier Palestinians decided to move out. This caused the morale of the Palestinians to begin to drop....   [tags: War Refugees Essays] 801 words
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Taking a Look at Refugees - ... Religious refugees: fled because of being persecuted for their religion. Political refugees: fled because of being persecuted for what they think about their country’s politics. Natural disaster refugees: fled because of excessive natural disasters Woman and children refugees suffer alot and sometimes even more than men in camps and in the real world. As the difficulties faced there are sickness, robberies, and violence. Ladies face these difficulties and problems and not only these but they are faced with extra problems that most men don’t face, like discrimination, inequalities, human trafficking, abuse, rape along with getting pregnant with these babies of rape and trying to abort th...   [tags: running from persecution, war or natural disasters] 892 words
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Refugees Who are Seeking Asylum - Refugees According to UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) definition, "refugee is some who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war, or violence" (“The UN Refuge Agency”). People who seek for asylum have a justified fear of persecution for many reasons such as race, nationality or political issues. Most of refugees can't return back their home or afraid to do so. On other side, there is kind of people who are called internally displaced person (IDP) who have been defined by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) as a people who have as same as refugees conditions except that they still remaining in their own country and they can't across an interna...   [tags: civil war, violence and poverty]
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Tamil Refugees in British Columbia - On October 17, 2009, seventy-six Tamil refugees arrived off the cost of Victoria, British Columbia in a rusty boat followed by another four hundred ninety two exhausted Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers in August 2010 (CBC News, 2010). Their migration stemmed from the civil war that had been ongoing in their homeland for over two decades. Human rights agencies and media around the world raised concerns over human rights violations, and death of tens of thousands of innocent civilians in Sri Lanka....   [tags: Sri lanka, Asylum Seekers, Civil War, Human Rights]
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Debate for No More Refugees in Australia? - ... Consequently creating a hostile attitude which has resulted in exclusion by the Australian public toward the “them group” (Holtom 2013). This is an example of “groupthink”, a term created by sociologist Irving Janis. He uses this term to describe a tunnel vision approach that can develop in groups, driven by persons of power or peers which leads to the group members believing there is only one right course of action to take. (Henslin et al 2011). By using their influence and power the government has convinced a majority of the Australian public that the best way to deal with the “boat people” is to detain them and not grant entry into our country, regardless of their refugee status....   [tags: asylum seekers, boat people, terrorists] 1891 words
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Refugees´ Rights to Life - ... UNCHR offers protection to refugees once involved by the request of the hosting country or UN (UNHCR, 2011). The aim of this organization is to help the settlement or the return of the refugees to their countries. Under the International Refugee Law the rights of the refugees has been protected by a series of Laws and standards both internationally and regionally. The list below names some of the international laws and involved parties aiming to upkeep the rights of a refugee. 1. 1951 convention relating to the status of the refugees 2. 1967 protocol relating to the status of the refugee 3. Stats parties to the 1951 convention relating to the states of the Refugees and/ or the 1967 proto...   [tags: persecute, rights, needs, travel, health]
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Effects of War and Organized Violence on Refugees - In the literature about refugees and the effects of displacement upon them, certain themes are unmistakably persistent. Some of those themes could be found in Satrapi’s, Persepolis, and others could not. When Perry-Jenkins, a psychology professor, gave the Dean’s Reader class a supplementary presentation on the psychology of adolescence, she mentioned that psychological studies predominantly take place in the U.S. She also noted that cross-cultural and longitudinal studies are a more recent phenomenon in the psychology field....   [tags: Refugee Children]
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Asylum to Syrian Refugees - ... These camps currently hold over 200,000 refugees and most are filled or overflowing2. Yet the inundation of Syrians is never ending, with estimates predicting that by the end of 2013 over 1 million Syrians will be residing within Turkey’s borders. The Turkish government has already poured seven million dollars into sustaining these directionless and helpless people. But the problem arises when the truth of the matter becomes a reality; these Syrians have no place to go, and may not be as temporary as initially expected....   [tags: volatile situation, Turkey, current events] 619 words
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Morality of Conservation Refugees - Conservation Refugees Conserving the environment is no easy feat and some tough decisions are definitely going to be made along the way. There are even some decisions that will be made that won’t necessarily seem moral. That’s exactly what’s happening with conservation refugees. Indigenous peoples are being forced to leave the land that they as a tribe have inhabited for hundreds of years in order for conservationists to protect the environment that these people lived in. While saving the environment is an incredibly important task, the rights of others need to be put into perspective....   [tags: conservationists, indigenous people]
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The Tamil Refugees at Victoria, British Columbia - ... They also repeatedly said that the boat’s voyage to Canada was likely organized by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam with the aim of infiltrating terrorists into Canada and raising funds. These bold statements further guided the public to believe that the refugees were closely linked to terrorist organizations and that accepting them could become a national security predicament (CBC News, 2010). Government spokesmen continued to frame the arrival of refugees as a risk, a practice that was continually repeated and strengthened through media reporting....   [tags: sri lanka, media, government] 1523 words
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The Problems With Refugee Detention Camps - Genocide, poverty, religious intolerance, misogynism, these are only a few of the atrocities the people in some countries face every day. What choice do they have. Their only means of escape are death or refuge. So the obvious choice is refuge. They stowaway on ships or airplanes, pack into cars, or just start walking to a country where they have a small hope of not only surviving, but living a normal life. Most of them will end up in detention camps, and most will end up in camps where the conditions are very poor....   [tags: War Refugees Essays]
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The Syrian Refugee Crisis - A refugee is defined as an individual who has been forced to leave their country due to political or religious reasons, or due to threat of war or violence. There were 19.5 million refugees worldwide at the end of 2014, 14.4 million under the mandate of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), around 2.9 million more than in 2013. The other 5.1 million Palestinian refugees are registered with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). With the displacement of so many people, it is difficult to find countries willing to accept all the refugees....   [tags: War Refugees Essays]
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Exploring Life as a Refugee - In the three books, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Culture by Anne Fadiman, Dreaming in Cuban by Christina Garcia, and The House at Sugar Beach In Search of a Lost African Childhood by Helene Cooper, each have a war refugee who lives a life full of tragedies. What is a war refugee you ask. War refugee is someone who has left their own country due to a dangerous event that is happening in their country. These people do not want to leave their country because they are leaving all their memories behind, but they have no choice since it is for their own good....   [tags: War Refugees Essays]
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Refugee Asylum Seekers in Australia - Australia has had a long history of receiving individuals and groups who are seeking asylum as well as unfortunately a long history of turning those away who are perceived as different. (McKay,Thomas & Blood 2011).Even though the white Australia policy was abandoned decades ago it still lives on as a strong resonance in the conservative right of politics (Westoby & Ingamells, 2010). Community fear about Australia’s border seem easily triggered, which has prompted the term ‘paranoid nationalism’ to be used to describe the heightened refugee politics of the Howard years linked to discrimination and maltreatment of asylum seekers which still lives on today (Westoby & Ingamells, 2010)....   [tags: War Refugees Essays]
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The Somalian Refugee Crisis - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees announced, “Somalia's drought and refugee crisis is the most severe humanitarian emergency in the world, (UNHCR, 2011). Although estimates vary, about 800,000 people have left Somalia seeking asylum. Most now reside in refugee camps in bordering Kenya and Ethiopia. Many trek for days with little or food to seek safety and assistance in refugee camps only to find conditions that are no better. Host nations and humanitarian organizations cannot support the vast number of refugees that have already crossed the border and thousands more arrive every day....   [tags: War Refugees Essays]
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The Unjust Deportation of Cambodian Refugees - The Unjust Deportation of Cambodian Refugees A policy that has made it possible for the deportation of refugees back to their homeland has already affected 1,400 Cambodians. As a result of the Illegal Immigration and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, non-citizens of the United States who have been convicted of certain crimes are being targeted for deportation. The U.S. Committee for Refugees states that this harsh law has made it easy for the Immigration and Naturalization Service, the U.S....   [tags: Argument Argumentative Persuasive] 538 words
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Cultural Transition of the Hmong Refugees - Cultural Transition of the Hmong Refugees Humans have always demonstrated a remarkable ability to find comfort amidst adversity. Sometimes it is found in the sacred. Many churches in the United States experienced a growth in their congregations after September 11th. Sometimes it is found in action. A person might feel the need to get out and "get away" from pressure for a while so that upon returning the situation can be viewed fresh. And sometimes comfort is found in the most unexpected places....   [tags: Immigration Culture Adaptation Essays] 1069 words
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The Obligation of the European Union to Open Their Boarders to Syrian Refugees - ... The first rule is that you should act only on such a maxim, that your act should become universal law. The second rule is that you should only act to use humanity as an end in itself and not as a means. The third rule is that you “act that your will can regard itself at the same time as making universal law through its maxim”. When you apply the first rule to the situation in Syria the only conclusion, that remains possible is, that the EU has the obligation to open its borders to the Syrian refugees since universal law carries the characteristic that how you treat one person is the same way in which you expect to be treated if you are in the same situation....   [tags: ethics, Kantian, utilitarian ] 1061 words
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Refugees: Reasons Why Women Flee War - Introduction/thesis Many women from all over the world seek refuge to escape famine, violence, war or poverty. A refugee is a person who has fled from his or her home country in addition to cannot return for the reason that he or she has a justifiable fear of persecution based on race, religion, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. Interestingly most individuals granted refugee statuses are women and children. Since 1975, the United States has welcomed more than 3 million refugees from all over the world....   [tags: fear of persecution, immigrant women]
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Escape From Violence: Conflict and the Refugee Crisis in the Developing World - The developing world has been overwhelmed by major refugee crises in the past few decades, and a rapidly changing world has altered the dynamics of refugee flows and their root causes. For this reason, the authors of Escape From Violence: Conflict and the Refugee Crisis in the Developing World, attempt to provide a more realistic theoretical framework of refugee trends in order to prescribe ways in which the developed world can help alleviate the problem. The book attempts to clarify why there have been so many refugees emerging recently from the developing world, why they leave in varying volumes, where they end up, and why they go back or not....   [tags: War Refugees Essays]
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Women Refugees Arounf the World - Women have always been treated inhumanely and disrespected from the beginning of time. Their rights are not of equal value as their male counterparts. Through the stories of these victims we get to see their suffering and how their inner strength was far stronger than their prosecutors. Anisa Memari, an Iranian woman, was a victim of religious persecution. In Iran, the Baha’i religion is not accepted or protected under the Islamic constitution and the people of this religion are not given the same rights as those of the Islamic religion....   [tags: Inhumanely, Disrespected, Discrimination, History]
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Same People, Different War: Varying Experiences of Trentino’s War Refugees - After the outbreak of the First World War, the southern border area of Trentino (at the time part of the Hapsburgic Empire) became a battlefield (May 1915); the Italian-speaking population living there was forced to leave their homes or voluntarily fled to the internal regions of the Hapsburgic Empire or of the Italian Kingdom- respectively by the Austrian or the Italian Army. In total, about 110.000 Austrian citizens of Trentino were displaced, part in Austro-Hungarian internal regions (75.000), part in Italy (35.000), where they had to live three years in a difficult context of conflict and reciprocal mistrust with the local population and the other refugees....   [tags: displacement, exploitation, work camps] 699 words
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Refugee Resettlement - This literature reviews the refugees’ in their countries and also situations in adopted countries of those who have moved from their own countries, their human rights and problems. There are enormous numbers of refugees in North America from all over the world, due to their unfortunate circumstances in their own countries. It is true that advanced countries around the world such as Canada, United States, also Non governmental organisations (NGOs), and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) attempt to help those asylum seekers....   [tags: Syrian Refugees Essays]
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The World Needs a Refugee Republic - Refugees and migrants represent not merely a problem but also a solution in the sense of Global Capital Infrastructure. If configured as a trans-global net that inculcates its own form of statehood, the world's refugee population in totol is the best candidate for a socio-economic and political/ideological avant-garde of the millennium. A Refugee Republic may become a model state for the rest of the world which heretofore has relied on gradual modifications of exhausted historical, socio-political structures....   [tags: War Refugees Essays] 1516 words
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Cambodians in Long Beach, California - Cambodians didn’t just appear in Long Beach, CA out of nowhere. Long before Long Beach, CA became the epicenter of a very large Cambodian population, Cambodians migrated from Cambodia, a country in Asia that sits next to Thailand and Vietnam. In the early 1960s Cambodians began arriving in various cities within California, Long Beach in particular witnessed mass numbers of Cambodians flooding into the area in Southern California. One year later, President John F. Kennedy established the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID), which was the very first assistance/aid organization set up for a foreign country (Impact of U.S Refugee Policies on U.S Foreign Policy/Carnegie Endowment for...   [tags: Immigrations, Refugees] 1406 words
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Mark Bixler’s The Lost Boys of Sudan: An American Story of The Refugee Experience - Since 1983, the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) and the Sudanese government have been at war within the southern region of Sudan. This brutal conflict has ravaged the country claiming hundreds of lives and exiling a vast number of the southern Sudanese people. Most of these outcasts were young men aging between five and twelve who were tending cattle to return home to see their village being attacked and their villagers being killed. These boys fled not knowing what they would encounter on the journey to escape the violence in their own country....   [tags: War Refugees Essays]
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Civil Unrest in Syria in Mid-March 2011 - ... General and growing insecurity throughout Syria has exponentially exacerbated the urgent need for vulnerable persons to flee the conflict. The number of persons who have fled the violence – both refugees and migrants – has dramatically increased; it is estimated that over half a million Syrians have sought refuge in neighboring states. To meet these emergency needs both within Syria and in neighboring countries, a rapid and coordinated humanitarian response has been provided through the state, local authorities and NGOs, in coordination with international humanitarian actors and with the support of many resource partners....   [tags: migration and refugees] 589 words
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The Palestine Refugee Problem - The Palestine refugee problem was created in the course of the 1948 Israeli War of Independence. When the UN voted to partition Palestine into Jewish and Arab states in 1947, Palestinian Arabs and Jews opposed the plan. The war that ensued was won by Israel, creating a large number of Arab refugees. Estimates account for more than 700,000 Palestinian Arabs who fled or were forced out of their homes during the fighting. These refugees often fled to surrounding Arab countries such as Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt....   [tags: War Refugees Essays] 1810 words
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Assad and the Syrian Civil War - "You go to schools where Syrian refugees are and you see that their drawings are mostly of houses being bombed, or people being killed or bodies on ground," "This trauma by violence is the biggest threat for the future of Syria,” says Guterres. "Girls are driven to prostitution by their own families. It’s a tragedy," (Aljazeera). The Syrian civil war was started by the lack of responsibility Assad and the Syrian Government had for their people. Assad wasn’t to be ruler at all though. Assad doesn’t understand the true human emotion that the Syrian people feel....   [tags: refugees, Assad]
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Literary Elements Ilustrated in Chinua Achebe's Poem, Refugee Mother and Child and in Kassabova's Refugees - In the poem Refugee mother and child written by Chinua Achebe and Refugees written by Kapka Kassabova, an important idea of loss is conveyed by using interesting language techniques such as simile, alliteration and metaphor. They both link to the idea of the abstract loss and Achebe, itself, links to physical loss. As the catholic dominated province of Biafra attempted independence from the Muslim dominated central state the civil war broke in 1967. Achebe writes from a 3rd person perspective as he observes the overall mood of sadness and despair as mothers watch, grieving, at the imminent loss of their children....   [tags: literary techniques, literary response] 701 words
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Evaluation of an Online Mindfullness Course for Preceived Stress among Refugees Compared to Face-to-Face Course - ... Meditation is an age-old-regulatory strategy that is gaining more interest in mental coursed and psychiatry as it can reduce arousal states and anxiety condition (Krisanaprakornkit, Krisanaprakornkit, Piyavhatkul, Laopaiboon, 2006). Moreover, it considered as a type of mind-body complementary medicine (Ramesh , 2013) spending even a few minutes in meditation can restore mental calmness and inner peace (Mayo Clinic [MC], 2012). Mindfulness meditation is a type of meditation that focuses attention on breathing to develop increased awareness of the present, thus the intent of mindfulness meditation is to reduce stress and control emption in order to improve health (National Center for Comp...   [tags: psychiatric mental health nursing] 600 words
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United States Foreign Policy Toward Jewish Refugees During 1933-1939 - United States Foreign Policy Toward Jewish Refugees During 1933-1939      In reviewing the events which gave rise to the U.S.'s foreign policy toward Jewish refugees, we must identify the relevant factors upon which such decisions were made. Factors including the U.S. government's policy mechanisms, it's bureaucracy and public opinion, coupled with the narrow domestic political mindedness of President Roosevelt, lead us to ask; Why was the American government apathetic to the point of culpability, and isolationist to the point of irresponsibility, with respect to the systematic persecution and annihilation of the Jewish people of Europe during the period between 1938-1945....   [tags: History Historical foreign Jews Essays] 4639 words
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The Situation for Refugees and Immigrants in the USA - The United States of America has always been a refuge where poor and oppressed people from the far corners of the world can come to begin a new life. Much of the nation’s allure to prospective immigrants is in its promise of equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, or color. But the pressures of rising unemployment rates, congested cities, a crippled healthcare system, and national debt skyrocketing out of control have caused America to defend her borders against the influx of immigrants that threaten her already ailing economy....   [tags: Equal Opportunity, Work Visas]
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The Phenomenon of Compelled Migration - ... Natural disasters are as destructive for people and welfare of society as wars or civil conflicts. When a natural disaster reaches enormous scales, the whole peoples and states can become victims. The situation with the Pacific island of Banaba (the Republic of Kiribati) can illustrate the example: all its inhabitants got over on the island Rabi in the archipelago of Fiji when their native island became unsuitable for living after the exportation of phosphates. In summer 2008, Australia and New Zealand faced the problem of accepting Kiribati citizens as permanent refugees when Kiribati officials had no other way out but request assistance....   [tags: environment, disaster, refugees] 1596 words
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Change in Population of the Bahamas 1775-1789 - ... Along with the immigration of loyalists migrating to Barbados there was a significant amount of Negro immigrants, many of who were ‘free’. In once instance, out of eight eight blacks immigrating to Abaco twenty proclaimed they were free and sixty-six had last names. However, upon arrival to the Bahamas these eight eight individuals were bound in possession. Hence, it is confusing as to why these blacks were rebound when they were decreed free on departure. This confusion is enhanced when taking in account Sir Carleton’s sanctioning of unbound blacks to travel to Nova Scotia un-indentured....   [tags: spanish, refugees, negros]
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The Tumultuous Past of South Sudan - ... Ethiopia’s position as a mediator stands to gain from resolving the South Sudan crisis giving them a better reputation in the African community especially as Ethiopia hosts the African Union summits and IGAD. POLICY OPTIONS: MEDIATION AS AN OPTION: As a country that is likely to be greatly affected by the South Sudan conflict, Ethiopia should take a mediation role. The South Sudanese crisis is inherently political and requires a political solution and if the crisis continues it will be harder to rebuild trust among political leaders and between ethnic communities affected directly by ethnic violence....   [tags: refugees, Ethiopia, mediation] 1788 words
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Teenage and Mass Communication on the Good Web - The Good Web It was a gloomy Sunday when I walked into Dave’s room. He was lost deep in his thoughts sitting in front of his laptop. On the screen was an open webpage which had pictures of refugees from an African country. I wasn’t sure which country. He was so lost that he did not even realize my presence inside the room till I said, “Penny for your thoughts.” He was startled and turned around to look at me. He had the look of a person who had been deeply disturbed. “Hi Charley” he said without any enthusiasm....   [tags: refugees, distribed, change, positive] 809 words
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The Issue of Poverty As a Whole in Pakistan - ... There are some who feel that their safety is better than in Afghanistan. But again, this only speaks to the frustration with the economic issues concerning the level of poverty that many of these refugees and natives are experiencing in the current time. With all of the issues that these people face with poverty in this country, some feel that they can’t take the pain of poverty anymore. Some may try to leave the country. Others may try to work less than adequate jobs to help themselves and their families....   [tags: education, afghanistan, refugees]
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Conflicts Between Palestine and Israel - Introduction The conflict between Israel and Palestine is on going. Through different issues like border security and control of Jerusalem, but the major issue is the religion issue. In this report, there are two unresolved issues about the Palestine refugees and Israeli Security Concerns. Palestine is on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea, to the west of Jordan and to the south of the Lebanon. The total surface areas of Palestine are 26500km². The Palestinian refugees included Arabs that the original is in Israel and Jews....   [tags: refugees, demographics, resolutions] 912 words
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Personal Statement from a Vietnamese Person - ... By meeting people from diverse backgrounds at SCCC and spending more time apart from my family, I finally understood what my parents had been trying to teach me through homeschooling. They wanted to nurture my spiritual needs and didn’t want me to forget our cultural background and values, especially not the most important value: family. As a cell is the basic unit of living organisms, family is the basic unit of civilization. Although no family is perfect, family is important, because it gives us reason to care about more than our own interests and well-being....   [tags: refugees, homeschool, communication] 852 words
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Domestic Affairs in the United Nations - The United Nations (UN) is one of the most important organizations the world has. It truly does make the world go around. As has been discussed in this unit, interdependence is defined as the dependence of two separate entities (whether it be people, things, or in this case countries) on one another. Now in terms of the UN, there are over a hundred different countries that all depend on one another to ensure the rights, freedoms, and basic needs of themselves. By using democratic tactics to prevent conflicts the UN helps elections worldwide, provides food to 90 million people in upwards of 75 countries and assists over 34 million refugees globally....   [tags: globalization, refugees, interdependence] 725 words
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International Refugee Protection - Context According to a 2013 report released by the United Nations, the refugee crisis is at its worst since 1994, with more than 15.4 million people displaced and turned into refugees by war and conflict. The 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees defines a refugee as “any 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”....   [tags: early warning system for refugee flows] 784 words
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Humane Migration for Citizens Around the World - Studies have been conducted on the definition of humane migration and how to achieve this in countries around the world. However, contradictory studies have been found to show that many people are displeased with the rate people are migrating as the years proceed. To understand how both of these viewpoints affect the IOM and their work with countries around the world, both viewpoints should be taken into consideration. This paper examines the studies that are for humane migration around the world to propose that additional research needs to be conducted to better understand the viewpoints these authors are making....   [tags: Refugees, Pro Con Essays]
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The Syrian Conflict: The Reasons for Instabiluty and Blended Borders Due to Refuges - ... Both sides fear that whoever wins power will wipe out the loser, with the use of power each side becoming significantly more radicalized and militarized. Religious civil wars are considered to be longer and bloodier than other types of clashes. They are also twice as likely to recur and twice as deadly to civilians and noncombatants, especially in the Middle Eastern region where suicide bombings and other destructive means directed towards the general public in order to force change quickly....   [tags: basic, needs power, religion, age] 2412 words
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Disabled by Wilfred Owens and Refugee Blues by WH Auden - The poems “Disabled” by Wilfred Owens and “Refugee Blues” by WH Auden both address events that happened during war in Europe, collectively exploring the theme of discrimination, particularly the sense of exclusion and isolation initiated by War. In “Disabled” Owens examines the intricacies of a more interior, personal and psychological torment felt by a veteran from WWI, whereas in “Refugee Blues” Auden stresses the plight and desperation of a group of people and their exteriorly imposed repression....   [tags: war in europe, exclusion, veterans]
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Belonging and Culture in Romulus My Father, Refugee Blues, and Splendid Home - Through the study of texts various concept sand ideas can arrive which have an underlying sense of belonging. These ideas of belonging can be represented in varied and complex ways through a range of techniques. In the memoir ‘Romulus My Father’, the poem ‘migrant blues’ and the short story ‘splendid home’ by Samuel Walters this underlying notion of belonging is represented in a variety of ways. ‘Romulus My Father’ communicates both a notion of belonging and not belonging through the representation of the recurring theme to do with landscape and nature....   [tags: culture, immigration, Romulus my father, Refugee B] 794 words
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Refugee Displacement and Identity: Finding Home - Refugee Displacement and Identity: Finding Home When fleeing persecution, winning trust and welcome in a foreign land depends on the meaning of the label of displacement. According to Daniel, the making of modern refugee identity hinges on the right language affixed to your desperation, and right interpretation of this desperation by powerful authorities; proving modern identity can be a deadly game. Modern identity often takes shape in the blending of lines that weren’t supposed to blend. No matter how coded or enforced, labels never hold all of one’s identity in place....   [tags: Essays Papers] 346 words
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The Go Between by Ali Smith - Wars, civil wars, poverty, natural disasters and many more factors forces people to leave their home behind in search of a new place to settle down. There are around 15.4 million refugees in the world – people who has nowhere to go because their homes have been destroyed. But who are going to help these refugees, who have already lost so much. This short story, The Go-Between written by Ali Smith focuses on a 33 years old African refugee, who has repeatedly tried to cross the Spanish border unsuccessfully....   [tags: war refugee short stories] 634 words
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The Use of Imagery in Refugee Mother and Child by Chinua Achebe - Refugee Mother and Child is a poem that seems to be written to arouse response from the reader. The pitiful image of a mother holding the corpse of her son is not only sourcing empathy from the reader but also helps the reader reflect on their own fortunate lives. In fact, Chinua Achebe is a leading writer for African causes, especially for the injustices in the world. The first stanza seems to be written as an introduction to the following stanza. The poet begins by allowing the reader to visualize the – “Picture of a mother’s tenderness for a son she soon would have to forget.” This immediately conveys the theme of ‘death of a child’ and also helps set the ‘sorrowful’ mood of the poem....   [tags: Refugee Mother and Child Chinua Achebe Essays] 847 words
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