Wars and Refugees

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Cliquez pour modifier le style des sous-titres du masque 11/24/10 Wars and Refugees Causes and impacts of mass population movement September 30, 2010
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11/24/10 More than the population of Canada…. More than 42 million people are currently displaced by conflict or persecution - 15.2 million refugees - 27.1 million internally displaced Developing countries host 4 of every 5 refugees/internally displaced persons. 10.4 million people fall under the aegis of the United Nations High Commissioner for
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11/24/10 Who are refugees? A refugee is a 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…" Article 1, The 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees
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11/24/10 Defining a refugee The 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees is the key legal document in defining who is a refugee, their rights and the legal obligations of states. The 1967 Protocol removed geographical and temporal restrictions from the Convention Key parts of refugee definition are:
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UNHCR and the refugee convention UNHCR Established on 1 January 1951 to support refugees of Second world War. Adopted 1951 Refugee Convention which extended in 1967 Protocol to cover refugees worldwide. But term remains a very specific definition covering only people who have fled their homeland and sought sanctuary in a second country. Role of Convention and UNHCR called into
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