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The Global Refugee Crisis

The Global Refugee Crisis
  

Worldwide displacement from wars, conflict, and persecution is at the highest level ever recorded. Almost 60 million people were forcibly displaced at the end of 2014; alarmingly, over half of the world's refugees are children. What is a refugee, and why are their numbers increas... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781925339093
Published 24 April 2016 by THE SPINNEY PRESS
Available in PDF format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) Edited by Healey, Justin
Series Issues in Society
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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ISBN-13 9781925339093
ISBN-10
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher THE SPINNEY PRESS
Imprint The Spinney Press
Publication Date 24 April 2016
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format PDF ebook
Author(s) Edited by Healey, Justin
Series Issues in Society
Category Australian
Issues In Society
Number of Pages 64
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Dewey Code 362.870994
Catalogue Code 668541

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Worldwide displacement from wars, conflict, and persecution is at the highest level ever recorded by the UNHCR, and it continues to accelerate. Almost 60 million people were forcibly displaced at the end of 2014; alarmingly, over half of the world's refugees are children. One in every 122 humans worldwide is now either a refugee, internally displaced, or seeking asylum - if this were a nation's population, it would be the world's 24th most populous. The war in Syria, currently the world's single largest driver of displacement, has forced millions into neighbouring countries and throughout Europe, in the process challenging border security and nations' capacity and willingness to help. What is a refugee, and why are their numbers increasing? What are better-off countries doing to respond to this growing global crisis? What are Australia's human rights obligations to asylum seekers in relation to immigration detention and 'stopping the boats'? This book explores global refugee trends, and discusses Australia's response to the plight of asylum seekers and refugees. In our practically borderless global society, how should Australia play its part in dealing with this unprecedented humanitarian crisis? Also includes: worksheets and activities, fast facts, glossary, web links, index. Titles in the Issues in Society series are individual resource books which provide an overview on a specific subject comprised of facts and opinions. The information in this resource book is not from any single author, publication or organisation. The unique value of the Issues in Society series lies in its diversity of content and perspectives. The content comes from a wide variety of sources and includes: newspaper reports and opinion pieces, website fact sheets, magazine and journal articles, statistics and surveys, government reports, and literature from special interest groups.

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