Currently world over due to Civil Wars and foreign interventions the people of many countries especially countries of Middle East such as Syria, Iraq , Libya and Yemen are forced to leave and become refugees.
A refugee, according to the Geneva Convention on Refugees is a person who is outside their country of citizenship because they have well-founded grounds for fear of persecution because of their race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, and is unable to obtain sanctuary from their home country or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail themselves of the protection of that country; or in the case of not having a nationality and being outside their country of former habitual residence as a result of such event, is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to return to their country of former habitual residence. Such a person may be called an “asylum seeker” until considered with the status of “refugee” by the Contracting State where they formally make a claim for sanctuary or right of asylum.
As a matter of fact many refugees are dying while undertaking dangerous sea journeys towards Europe. The world is witnessing the largest refugee crisis since the horrors of World War II.
Today there are close to 60 million war refugees, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)—“an all-time high as violence and persecution” around the world are on the rise.
It is high time world wakes to the refugee pain and root causes of all conflicts are addressed .