10 things to know about refugees and displacement

Briefing papers September 2015

John Cosgrave, Nicholas Crawford and Irina Mosel

There are nearly 60 million refugees and displaced people in the world. Most have been displaced for years.

ODI – But myths and misconceptions remain about the length of displacement, where people are displaced from and how best to help them survive.

Here are 10 things to know about refugees and displacement. These graphics are based on findings from ‘Protracted displacement: uncertain paths to self-reliance in exile’, available at www.odi.org/hpg/protracted-displacement.

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Gain a deeper understanding of migration patterns

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You’ve no doubt seen or heard the stories by now: Thousands of migrants, seeking refuge from conflicts, oppression and poverty in many parts of the world, paying smugglers and often meeting a tragic end at sea.

Refugee crises have emerged in places as far-flung as Southeast Asia – where Myanmar’s minority Rohingya Muslims are seeking better fortunes abroad – and in the Mediterranean Sea. In fact, some groups say that the world is now in the midst of the worst refugee crisis to emerge since the end of World War II.

The waves of migrants who have been displaced by conflicts in the Middle East, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa pose a particularly difficult challenge for the European Union – where political bonds have been frayed by the ongoing economic crisis.

Download this FREE map to gain a deeper understanding of the migration patterns and the unique challenges they pose for European policymakers.

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People on the move have human rights which require protection

UN Human Rights

The rights of migrant workers are routinely violated and even more so when their immigration status is irregular, said UN Human Rights Chief, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein.

“Not only are they often denied even the most basic labour protections, personal security, due process guarantees, healthcare and, in the case of their children, education; they may also face abuses at international borders, including prolonged detention or ill-treatment. And in some cases they risk being trafficked, enslaved, sexually assaulted or murdered,” he described.

Zeid was speaking at a panel discussion which marked the 25th anniversary of the convention on migrant workers that not only analysed migration trends, but also sought the views of countries of destination of migration on their response to challenges in protecting migrants’ rights. Tiếp tục đọc “People on the move have human rights which require protection”

Nguồn gốc cuộc khủng hoảng tị nạn ở châu Âu

07/09/2015 08:47 GMT+7

TTKhông ít nhà báo và chuyên gia nhân quyền quốc tế khẳng định những chính sách sai lầm của Mỹ và NATO là nguyên nhân dẫn đến cuộc khủng hoảng tị nạn đang làm rối loạn châu Âu.

Người tị nạn bị hải quân Libya bắt giữ ở thành phố cảng Tripoli - Ảnh: Reuters
Người tị nạn bị hải quân Libya bắt giữ ở thành phố cảng Tripoli – Ảnh: Reuters

Trong những ngày qua, cuộc khủng hoảng tị nạn châu Âu là chủ đề nóng và gây tranh cãi dữ dội trong giới truyền thông châu Âu và Mỹ. Báo chí Mỹ chỉ trích “các sai lầm chính sách” của Liên minh châu Âu (EU) khiến khủng hoảng thêm trầm trọng.

Tuy nhiên, có rất ít bài viết giải thích nguyên nhân dẫn đến tình trạng hàng trăm nghìn người dân các nước Trung Đông như Syria, Iraq, Libya… liều chết vượt Địa Trung Hải để tới châu Âu. Tiếp tục đọc “Nguồn gốc cuộc khủng hoảng tị nạn ở châu Âu”

Europe’s Migrant Crisis By the Numbers

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Europe’s Migrant Crisis By the Numbers

In April, a 66-foot boat carrying some 850 migrants across the Mediterranean Sea to Italy capsized, killing almost all those on board. The tragedy catapulted migration issues to the forefront of Brussels’s political agenda, as ministers grappled with how to deal with Europe’s influx of asylum-seekers and migrants without documentation. Tiếp tục đọc “Europe’s Migrant Crisis By the Numbers”