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The hardship of living in a refugee camp made me psychologically strong.

Philip Emeagwali

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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)


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