Refugees In General
For a large amount of time refugees have migrated to other locations than their native countries, but since the last century of border establishment, migration of refugees has been thought of as a negative thing. The cause of the migration would either be due to a controversial issue in their country either dealing with religion, warfare, ethnicity or another.
If a refugee illegally crosses into another country successfully, then they’re allowed to stay until the problems in their native countries have died down. Many refugees don’t return because the economy in their native country is usually of lower quality than the country that they flee to, so they decide to stay illegally. Thirty years ago the number of refugees wasn’t as high as it was now. To this day, there are between 15-20 million refugees in today’s world.
When refugees travel, they travel to areas of acceptance or areas being adjacent and safe. Today, a majority of refugees either reside in the Middle East or in Africa. Two examples of refugee migration could be how in ’79 Afghanis migrated to Pakistan and Iran to escape the matters of the U.S.S.R, and how in ’94 people of Rwanda migrated to Burundi to flee from the genocide.
Internally Displaced Persons, or a different classification of refugee, are extremely similar to a refugee, but are different due to the reasons as to why they flee their country. Of large immigrant migrations, a very large one occurred in 1917 which as known as the Russian Revolution where Armenians from Turkey fled to escape the horrors in their country. During the year of 1951, the “Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees of 18 July 1951.” treaty was established to certify the rights of immigrants. There are many problems within the world and the only solution to preventing immigration is to provide solutions for their native countries.
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