The Refugee Problem
- Three Quantitative Examples of Specific Problems
- The most severe challenge faced by international community at present is related with the rehabilitation and settlement of the 4.39 million Syrian refugee crises(International Refugee Committee, 2015).
- Highly populous refugees’ camps in the world are in Kenya, Daadab. The province is filled with the Somalis. There are 329,811 refugees in only five camps making these camps complex across the world according to UNHCR(Rawlence, 2016).
- Birth rate in Jordan camps is soaring at increasing rate. According to the UN’s Population Fund, “on average, 70 babies are born per month in the camp and of the 639,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan, whether in camps or not, 16,000 women and girls are pregnant”(Alabaster, 2016).
- Three Quantitative Examples of Major Outcomes
- The International Labor Organization (ILO) has reported the increase in the Jordanians unemployment rate from 14.5 percent to 22.1 percent between 2011 and 2014. Syrian refugees push the locals out of their jobs(International Refugee Committee, 2015).
- Ina recent study investigating the economic effects of refugee camps in Kenya reveals the positive economic effects to the host community was US$14 million – about 25% of the per capita income of the province. The benefits include income benefits of about US$3 million(Zetter, 2012). This is one of the most populous refugee camps in Kenya.
- There is a higher drop out ratio of the youth Syrian refugee (22%) in the schools of host country of Lebanon due to problems in adapting Lebanese curriculum(Caritass, 2015) ultimately increasing illiteracy in the Lebanon.
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Rawlence, B. (2016, January 29). Dadaab: Inside the world’s largest refugee camp. Telegraph .
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