Angelina Jolie Take of Refugee Crisis WorldwideJuly 8, 2020
The global community has a responsibility to address the globally increasing oppression and persecution, depriving many of their rights, physical safety, and liberty. The United Nations Refugee Agency has its recent annual report regarding the human displacement state worldwide published. According to the provided data, almost 80 million individuals, the most significant number since the records started, have been forcefully driven by violence and extreme persecution. These people are living as asylum seekers, refugees, or individuals displaced in their countries.
Forced displacement is for the first time impacting one in every 97 individuals or over one percent of humanity. These are individuals fleeing attacks on hospitals and schools, the murderous oppression of terrorist groups, mass sexual violence, the invasion and starvation of entire cities, years of institutionalized persecution depended on gender, sexuality, or religion.
Identifying the Underlying Problem
On top of the number of forcefully evicted persons, more people are being required to leave their homes in a broader reach in more regions and at one of the quickest rates since time immemorial. International displacement has nearly doubled since 2010. The refugee numbers in sub-Saharan Africa has gone up three times as much within the same timeframe. The number of states where the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is operating to assist internally-displaced individuals has shifted from 15 back in 2005 to 33 now. Before the total economic crisis of coronavirus strikes, alarming starvation and hunger, and more insecurity for many.
Angelina Jolie stated that they witnessed the shift. She recalled her first decade with UNHCR, starting in 2000, which was centered primarily on assisting refugees in getting to their homes in states such as Sierra Leone, Bosnia, and Cambodia. It entailed landmines being wiped clean, homes reconstructed, roads set up, and markets reopened. Global organizations delivered a tiny portion of accountability and justice.
Factors Impacting Refugee Count
Angelina Jolie recalls visiting Syrian refugees a couple of times throughout the last decade from when the conflict in that area started. Refugees she met as kids currently have their children. They still reside in the same tent encampments with support rations decreasing and no hope for a fair, equitable political agreement in their nation that would allow them to go back home safely. Numerous factors appear to be at play.
The last decade started with an international recession that has driven anger, discontent, and hardship. Most communities and nations throughout the globe have demonstrated exceptional generosity to refugees residing among them. Refugees are most times referred to as a burden, coupled with racism and xenophobia.
Even as refugee nurses, healthcare employees, and medics serve at the forefront of the coronavirus response, refugees are dehumanized and denigrated in the media and political circles. Altogether countries appear to have halted regarding the human-made, temporary nature of human displacement that people have the power to impact.
Life Post Conflict for Refugees
From her personal experience, many refugees wish to go back home, although the instability in their home countries prevents them from doing so. Working to resolve the issues in any of the five top refugee-producing states from Myanmar to Syria, would bring the number of displaced persons down by millions. People remain silent when conflicts leading to misery and displacement affect friends but criticize when the same happens to their adversaries.
It is discriminatory to assign various levels of significance to diverse races, ethnicities, religions, and individuals, going against the fundamentals of being born equal. Angelina Jolie remembers that her work with UNHCR began in her early twenties. Part of the reason was the flaw in the American learning system. Little is taught about admiring and respecting other contributions and cultures of states with histories dating back longer than that of the United States.
To Sum Up
Angeline Jolie has become evident through her work that the fight for equality and human rights is worldwide. It is a fight where all live and regardless of the diversity of the circumstances. There is a global distinction between people with freedom and rights and those without the same conditions. Angeline Jolie calls for people to go beyond their borders to join in this fight.