Headlines in Hx

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Headlines in Hx
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  1. Refugees in Hx
    • 1. 1685. Huguenots. Religious persecution. Killed or escaped to Britain. Became integrated.
    • 2. 1793. French Revolution. Wealthy emigres. Most returned in 1802 amnesty.
    • 3. WWI. Massive displacement in Northern France. Issues - no central agency, lack funds, size of problem.
    • 4. WWII. Refugees become political crisis.
    • Nations influenced by abuses of legal Government (NAZIS, Vichy France)
    • 5. UNHCR. Created in 1950. Co-ordinate Emergency Aid.
    • 6. 1951 UN Convention. Status of Refugees defined.
  2. What is the definition of Refugee according to 1951 UN Convention?
    • 1. Outside Country of Origin.
    • 2. Genuine risk of serious human rights abuse.
    • 3. Due to who he / she is what they believe.
    • 4. Cannot return.
    • 5. Own Government cannot / will not protect.
  3. Refugees and key issues of 20th C.
    • 1. Relationship between citizens and Governments.
    • 2. Limits of state authority.
    • 3. Duties of citizens within the state.
    • 4. Development of socialism / communism - protection of workers.
    • 5. Refugees as an indicator of social justice. Rare where justice systems are operational, effective, fair.
    • 6. Great Reform Act 1832. Political Freedom / Participation. Society inclusive. Treatment of own citizens became highlighted.
  4. Factors in regards to refugees today.
    • 1. Greater destruction of modern weapons.
    • 2. Suffering not so acceptable today.
  5. Refugees and key issues of 20th C.
    • 1. Greater destruction of modern weapons.
    • 2. Suffering not so acceptable today.
    • 3. Estimates fluctuate / inconsistent.
    • 4. UNHCR - 15.2 milllion refugees, 26 million internally displaced, 827,000 asylum seekers.
    • 5. Refugees in host societies suffer ethnic issues, socio-economic issues, unemployment.
  6. What groups from the UNHCR's "Persons of Concern."
    • 1. Refugees.
    • 2. Returnees.
    • 3. Stateless Persons.
    • 4. Internally Displaced Persons (IDP).
    • 5. Asylum Seekers.
    • 6. Others.
  7. How many Refugees and IDP's does UNHCR care for?
    25 Million - These groups make up 3/4 of those under UNHCR's mandate.
  8. Who is UNHCR looking after?
    • 42 million forcibly displaced persons.
    • 15.2 million refugees.
    • 26 million IDP's (about 50% protected / assisted by UNHCR).
    • 827 asylum seekers (16,300 unaccompanied children - 25% applications in South Africa).
    • 6.6 million stateless persons.
  9. How many Voluntary

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