The International Public Policy Forum Essay

1711 Words Oct 3rd, 2016 7 Pages
North Allegheny School District
10375 Perry Highway, Wexford, PA 15090
Riya Divekar, Ms.Volpe "The International Public Policy Forum"
“Resolved: The obligation to provide safe haven for refugees should outweigh a government 's right to control its borders."
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Affirmative Side

In recent events, the amount of refugees has increased immensely. Currently there are long term wars that do not show any sign of ending soon in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, south-east Turkey, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and north-east Nigeria. The Middle East and northern Africa (MENA) have been having many wars caused by radical Islamic groups and are trying to recover from long term civil wars that are just ending. Religious and political differences are making MENA full of hostility and up to half of each state’s populations are losing their homes. In 2015, approximately sixty-five million, three hundred thousand people were removed forcibly and displaced from their homes according to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR). Twenty- one million people are refugees. Over half of these people are under eighteen. Additionally ten million people are considered stateless and do not receive basic human rights. The same source states that there were forty-two million people removed in 2011. ABC def chic
With the amount of refugees increasing momentously, the problem of where…

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