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UNHCR - People Forced to Flee: History, Change and Challenge

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Document Type: Reports and Assessments
Document Type: English
Publish Date: 28 February 2022 (4 months ago)
Upload Date: 7 March 2022 (3 months ago)
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UNHCR - People Forced to Flee: History, Change and Challenge

Document Type: Reports and Assessments
Document Language: English
People Forced to Flee draws on the lessons of history to probe how we can improve responses to forced displacement. Tracing the roots of asylum from early history to contemporary times, the book shows how the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees turned the centuries-old ideals of safety and solutions for refugees into global practice. It highlights the major achievements in protecting people forced to flee since then, while exploring serious setbacks along the way. Published at a time when over 84 million people in the world are forcibly displaced, it examines international responses to forced displacement within borders as well as beyond them, and the principles of protection that apply to both: reviewing where they have been used with consistency and success, and where they have not. At times, the strength and resolve of the international community seems strong, yet solutions and meaningful solidarity are often elusive. Most forced displacement is experienced in low- and middle-income count

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  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

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  •  Protection
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