Switch headers Switch to TIGweb.org

Are you an TIG Member?
Click here to switch to TIGweb.org

Home Home Global Issues Human Rights Refugee Rights

Understand Issues Refugee Rights
Human Rights
Peace & Conflict
Human Rights


Click here to learn more about how you can become a Global Issues Partner.

Notable Quotes

We live in the age of the refugee, the age of the exile.

Ariel Dorfman

Identify & Get Informed

A definition given by the UN refugee agency UNHCR, states that a refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country due to persecution, war, or violence. Consequently, the refugee’s return to his or her home country is prevented because of the fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion and membership in a particular social group. Sadly, refugee rights have only gained global recognition in the last few decades alongside the overall advent of the concept of general human rights.

Despite the recent spotlight on refugee rights and the well-being of refugees, there are still individuals who do not acknowledge that refugees are in need of basic protection and safe refuge.... (more)


Global Gallery
Featured Discussions

There are no featured threads related to this issue yet!

Take Action