The World Society Needs to Express Greater Solidarity for Refugees Worldwide

By Dr. Hanif Hassan Al QassimGENEVA, Jun 20 2017 (IPS)The world is heading into troubled waters as we are witnessing an unprecedented movement of people – refugees, migrants and internally displaced persons (IDPs) alike – fleeing from misery, poverty and conflicts. The refugee crisis that has swept across Europe and the Middle East is becoming the 21st century’s most protracted crisis with no immediate solution in sight. The world has not witnessed a more complex movement of people since the end of the Second World War; thousands of human beings undertake perilous and treacherous journeys in hope for a better and a safer future. Many of them perish during these hazardous journeys. How can we forget the words the British-Somali poet Warsan Shire who said:“No one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land.”The 2017 World Refugee Day is an important occasion to stand united with millions of refugees around the world. This international commemorative day was announced in 2001 following the adoption of Resolution 55/76 by the United Nations General Assembly on 12 February 2001. It also marked the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the “1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees.” Although the traumas of the Second World War reminded the world of the importance of never ignoring the past, the contemporary crisis calls for concerted efforts to resolve the plight of refugees worldwide as a matter of urgency...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Democracy Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

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Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Depression General Mental Health and Wellness Policy and Advocacy Suicide Golden Gate Bridge golden gate suicide Preventing Suicide suicide barrier Source Type: blogs
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Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: career featured happiness motivation self confidence self improvement autism self education student Source Type: blogs
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Source: Cato-at-liberty - Category: American Health Authors: Source Type: blogs
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Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Physician OB/GYN Oncology/Hematology Source Type: blogs
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Bullying Children and Teens Motivation and Inspiration Parenting Self-Esteem Students Success & Achievement Source Type: blogs
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Source: Archivos de la Sociedad Espanola de Oftalmologia - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol Source Type: research
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Source: Systematic Reviews - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
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Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
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