The world has not responded responsibly to international refugees’ crisis. Does it show failure of ethics in international relations? Discuss. 10 marks

Mentor’s comment-

  • In the introduction discuss who constitute refugees, provide for key statistics to highlight the dismal conditions of them across the world.
  • In the body, highlight the fact that globally, more than two-thirds of all refugees come from five countries: Syria (6.7 million), Afghanistan (2.7 million), South Sudan (2.3 million), Myanmar (1.1 million), and Somalia (0.9 million). According to the UN’s Global Trends report, there are 37,000 new displacements every day.
    Who is a refugee? – The UN defines refugees as those individuals that have fled their own countries because of persecution, war or violence. “A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution for
    reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. Most likely, they cannot return home or are afraid to do so. War and ethnic, tribal and religious violence are leading causes of refugees fleeing their countries”. Discuss then who is an internally displaced person.
    Explain the current refugee crises across the globe. In detail discuss and elaborate on the ethical issues involved and in what way world has failed to responsibly handle them.
  • Conclude with suitable solutions
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