Refugees & the U.N.

While there are many humanitarian agencies helping refugees around the world, the main organization is the United Nations Refugee Agency. One of the most important jobs has been to try to manage waste and provide clean water in an effort to prevent diseases like cholera (コレラ). Good news on that front:

Alternate Link

Here is the United Nations Refugee Agency website, Rohingya Refugee Emergency at a Glance .

To help us better understand the how the United Nations and other organizations are working on this terrible problem, let’s explore more deeply. First, let’s look at Figures at a Glance.

Next, read the following article (select the best level for you) . Using information from both the Figures at a Glance website and the article, answer the ten questions below:

Questions to think about…

  • What is a “forcibly displaced person”?
  • What types of “forcibly displaced persons” are there?
  • What is a “refugee”?
  • Where do most refugees come from?
  • Which countries have the most refugees?
  • What is an “asylum seeker”?
  • Does your country offer asylum to refugees?
  • What is an “internally displaced person”?
  • Are there any “internally displaced people” in your country?

3 thoughts on “Refugees & the U.N.

  1. * What is a “forcibly displaced person”?
    It’s refugees.

    * What types of “forcibly displaced persons” are there?
    war, natural disasters ,climate,change,their race, religion, nationality, social activities, political views or for belonging to a certain group.

    * What is a “refugee”?
    It is a person who must leave their home.

    * Where do most refugees come from?
    World War II.

    * Which countries have the most refugees?
    Most of these refugees come from just three countries. They are Afghanistan, South Sudan and Syria.

    * What is an “asylum seeker”?
    Asylum seeker is who wants to leave home,but could not do in some reasons.

    * Does your country offer asylum to refugees?
    Perhaps not. In Japan, there are over 5000 people let us to accept refugees. But there are less 15 people to that.
    In Japan, acceptance of refugees has not progressed.

    * What is an “internally displaced person”?
    Not every refugee ends up leaving their country. Some refugees move within their country.

    * Are there any “internally displaced people” in your country?
    I wish there aren’t internally displaced people. But I don’t know whether migrant workers from abroad are also that people.

    * Do you think you might ever become a “forcibly displaced person”? Why or why not?
    I think I have not become forcibly displaced person. Because it didn’t happen disasters ,climate,change,their race, religion, nationality, social activities, political views or for belonging to a certain group.
    And I think it’s very scary if it’s happened that things.

    Like

  2. 1.About refugees.
    2.Refugees for wars, natural disasters , etc.
    3 People who have to leave home for safety and protect.
    4Afghanistan, south Sudan ,Syria
    5People who cannot leave home for some reason.
    6No
    7Refugees moving in the Country.
    8No
    9No, because we live Japan.
    10

    Like

  3. ・What is a “forcibly displaced person”?
     It’s a refugee.
    ・What types of “forcibly displaced persons” are there?
     It has four types. Disaster refugees like natural disasters, infectious diseases, and hunger. Economical refugees like that they have little money to live their life. Political refugees like religion, and nationality. And war refugees.
    ・What is a “refugee”?
     It is a person who has no house to make for living and isn’t recognized officially by their native governments.
    ・Where do most refugees come from?
     It is related to the four types. Disaster refugees come from Myanmar, Afghanistan, Sudan, and other African countries. Economical refugees come from the Balkan Peninsula and Maghreb countries to Europian countries. And political refugees come from the region where currently occurred especially the civil war.
    ・Which countries have the most refugees?
     According to the date on United National High Commissioner, it has Syria, Afghanistan, Sudan, Myanmar, and Somalia. The countries are the top 5 countries.
    ・What is an “asylum seeker”?
     An asylum seeker is who leaves from their home ground, but they couldn’t do that without permitting.
    ・Does your country offer asylum to refugees?
     In my country, Japan, there were about two thousand people to accept refugees from Indonesia countries.
    ・What is an “internally displaced person”?
     It is who have been forced or obliged to flee or to leave their homes or places of habitual residence.
    ・Are there any “internally displaced people” in your country?
     Yes. We have a few refugees in my country. I think It caused by the economic refugees.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.