How to solve the Global Refugee Crisis

GettyImages-457979272.0.0There have been several hotspots active around the globe. Around the most devastating are the wars in Libya, Yemen, Syria, Afghanistan and Palestine. As per the recent reports issued by Amnesty International, more than 20 million civilians are refugees. Around 1.45 million are vulnerable and require immediate resettlement by 2017. Moreover, more than 86 percent of the refugees are hosted not by the developed, by the developing countries.

It is important to ensure that in order to stop people from becoming refugees, there needs to be an appropriate visa structure in place, which can allow these refugees to settle and reunite with the families. More than 1.15 million refugees are not protected while they are surviving on aid, distributed on borders with no access to proper shelter and medical facilities. As the world saw more than 7,000 people get drowned off the shores of Greece in 2013-2014, it is important to provide them safe access to transportation. Canada airlifted more than 10,000 Syrian refugees, giving them proper access to health, food and education. In May 2015, Myanmar saw ethnic clashes, as thousand who were fleeing Myanmar, travelled by boats to Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia. Many of them never made it to safety. Immediate safe and rescue operations conducted by coast guards and international naval powers is vital and highly recommended.

Those who travel by land saw fences and barb wires, barricades and force being used to stop them. Hungary was a prime example last year while Denmark is ready to deport more than 80,000 asylum seekers. Another important concern is human trafficking, widely seen in Turkey and parts of Asia. Amnesty has confirmed accounts where people said their families were killed and thrown off boats due to non-payment of ransoms. South Africa also saw tensions, due to racial discrimination and social misconduct. More than thousand Congolese and Burundian refugees had to escape after violence had spread in Durban. Nevertheless, it is a shame to tell that wealthy nations have not met their promises that were done in various UN commissions and resolutions. Rich countries are either supporting terror or using national interests to make their foreign policies right. Lastly, asylum is a human right, which is not been taken seriously now. Those who are escaping wars are doing so because their lives are in danger and by not providing them access to safety is making it harder for global peace to flourish or be sustained.


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