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The Rohingya – The Stateless People Even a Nobel laureate Does Not Want
By admin January 7, 2019

The Rohingya, considered by the international community to be the “most persecuted minority in the world”, are a majority Muslim ethnic group that represent the largest percentage of Muslims in Myanmar. They have their own language and culture and are descendants of Arab traders and other groups who have been in the region for generations.

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Environmental Refugees – the Greatest Refugee Crisis of Them All?
By admin July 11, 2018

With climate changes exceeding most forecasts and communities already suffering, the future of our environment has been difficult to project. The UNHCR states that since 2008, an average of 22.5 million people have been displaced due to climate- and weather-related events. Climate change is expected to create the world’s largest refugee crisis, with tens of

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Yemen Crisis: Is the Damage Permanent?
By admin June 22, 2018

Yemen is still facing the worst humanitarian crisis in decades, and it is not getting better. Mass killings and displacements have taken place since the start of war in 2015, and the country has become a playground for national and international powers. The ongoing conflict in Yemen intensified in March 2015 when Houthi rebels—a minority

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Amidst Global Refugee Crisis: Establishing Financial Security
By admin April 3, 2018

Photo Source: Al Jazeera   Despite progress around humanitarian intervention and the improved living conditions of refugee camps around the world, many refugees continue to face limited access to social and economic opportunities to integrate into a new country and live prosperous lives. Evidence from Consultative Group to Assist the Poor’s (CGAP) working paper on

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Refugees Ousted?
By admin February 21, 2017

In the recent crises, the talk of refugees and migrants fleeing in light of a better life has left many countries with no choice but to open their arms. Many countries seemed willing to open their doors at the start of the refugee crisis, however, growing pushback, coupled with major spike in domestic terrorism, have

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The Long Duration
By admin November 2, 2016

When looking at the heart of a map, the countries that comprise the Middle East and Western Asia, it is clear that civil war or external invasions have affected nearly half of them. Not only does the act of war have catastrophic consequences on the economic and political systems, but also the humanitarian consequences are

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No Place to Call Home: Record Breaking Number of Refugees Announced on World Refugee Day
By admin June 20, 2016

Today marks World Refugee Day amidst a growing and polarizing population of refugees, and the UN report for 2016 says there are now 65.3 million people classified as refugees. This number is a record high for the globe, and it’s the first time the worldwide population of refugees has passed the 60 million mark. What’s

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Refugee Crises: Threats or Opportunities?
By admin May 11, 2016

  In late April, US President Barack Obama met with Western European leaders to address the the unprecedented challenges facing Europe not seen since the Second World War. These challenges include a vast range of perceived threats from security risks – such as the rise of ISIS – to underperforming economies and the eminent danger

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Colombia’s Silent Crisis: Forced Displacements and the Fate of the Forgotten
By admin March 9, 2016

  Colombia’s long-lasting civil war, between the state and different rebel groups (guerillas), has had drastic effects on the economic, social and political life of Colombians. Internal displacements and forced movements inside the country has been one of the direct consequences of this protracted conflict. At one point, Colombia was recognized to be the home

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European Refugee Crisis: Trends and Developments
By admin March 2, 2016

In the last five years, and with the intensification of the Syrian crisis, the EU has found, once again, its proximity and its shared fate with the Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) nations. European build-up after World War II, with the assistance of American capital, for a brief moment brought a massive institutionalization, and

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Denmark to Slash Benefits for Asylum Seekers in Attempt to Deter Refugees
By admin July 4, 2015

The new rightwing government in Denmark has decided to cut benefits by almost half come September for asylum seekers, in order to decrease the number of refugees coming into the country. Denmark received nearly 15,000 asylum seekers in 2014, which was twice the number from the previous year. Most asylum seekers were fleeing the civil

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