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Tackling the Global Refugee Crisis: Sharing, Not Shirking Responsibility


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Tackling the Global Refugee Crisis: Sharing, Not Shirking Responsibility

Salil Shetty

The “High-level Summit to address large movements of refugees and migrants” was to address the global refugee crisis, a crisis in which, daily, millions fleeing war and persecution in countries like Syria, South Sudan, Myanmar and Iraq suffer intolerable misery and human rights violations. World leaders at the General Assembly agreed an Outcome document that said they would help, but agreed no actual plan. Empty words that change nothing.


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My only reservation about this article is that i find it hard to differentiate from refugees fleeing war and climate change refugees fleeing hunger and economic refugees fleeing poverty. They are all vulnerable and in need of assistance.


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"failed the 21 million refugees of this world"

Global Refugee Numbers. The number of people displaced by persecution and conflict as at 31 December 2014 was estimated by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) at 59.5 million – 38.2 million internally displaced persons, 19.5 million refugees and 1.8 million asylum seekers.May 17, 2016.

So how is it that there are only 21 million refugees just 2 years later.?