Internally Displaced People (IDPs) : COUNTRIES WITH MOST IDPs
Columbia = 6.9 million
Syria = 6.6 million
Iraq = 4.4 million
Sudan = 3.2 million
Nigeria = 2.2 million
Refugees: TOP 5 COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN FOR REFUGEES
Syria = 4.9 million
Afghanistan = 2.7 million
Somalia = 1.1 million
South Sudan = 778,700
Sudan = 628,800
TOP 5 HOST COUNTRIES FOR REFUGEES:
Turkey = 2.5 million
Pakistan = 1.6 million
Lebanon = 1.1 million
Iran = 979,400
Ethiopia = 736,100
Asylum Seekers: RECEIVED THE MOST ASYLUM APPLICATIONS
Germany = 441,900
U.S = 172.700
Sweden = 156,400
Russia = 152,500
Turkey = 133,500
Population = 22 million
Refugees = 5 million
IDPs = 7 million
Casualties = 400,000 killed & 1 million injured
One thing that is surprising about the lives of refugees living in Za’atari camp: There is a lot of children suffering from post traumatic stress disorder in places they should feel safe, like schools and homes.
Some of the biggest issues refugees in a refugee camp face: Lack of electricity and proper plumbing, and crime from gangs. What about those in the urban towns and cities: Gang crime at night, food, water and shelter. How are these struggles different: In a refugee camp food, water and shelter is all provided for you at the bare minimum. In urban cities and towns food, water and shelter is not provided for you.
Do you believe we should welcome refugees into our own communities: I believe we should welcome a minimum amount of refugees into our communities because too many would overwhelm communities. Their going to need jobs and education when they come and one or two refugees joing a class wouldn't make a big difference, but ten to fifthteen would.
If we did welcome refugees into our communities, what are some of the needs you think they’ll have: Food, water, shelter, education, jobs, proper hygiene and plumbing.
Number of refugees settled in the US in 2016?
Average number of refugees over the past 5 years.
Top 5 sending countries?
1. The Democratic Republic of Congo
3. Burma (Myanmar)
Top 5 receiving states?
3. New York
MAIN SCREENING PROCESS FOR A REFUGEE GAINING APPROVAL TO LIVE IN THE U.S.
Step 1: many refugee applications identify themselves to the U.N Refugee Agency, and UNHCR
Step 2: Applicants are received by a federally-funded resettlement support center (RSC).
Step 3: Biographic security checks start with enhanced interagency security checks.
Step 4: Department of homeland security (DHS)/USCIS interview.
Step 5: Biometric security checks.
Step 6: Medical checks.
Step 7: Cultural orientation and assignment to domestic resettlement locations.
Step 8: Travel.
Step 9: U.S arrival.
TRUMPS TRAVEL BAN:
What does it do: Trumps new temporary travel ban is for 90 days and prohibits the entry of anyone coming from the following six countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. During the 90 days U.S officials will review and work on the current screening procedures in attempts to prevent threats.
Who does it effect: Residents of the six counties temporally banned and refugees of the six countries.
I agree with President Trumps temporary travel ban.
I agree because we can always make the immigration system a little more secure, especially as the war on terror in those specific countries grow. I also agree with it because I believe we need to focus on making America safer before we welcome anymore refugees, and we can't do that while we accept refugees.
This ban lasts only 120 days, after those 120 days the U.S. will go back to accepting refugees. The ban doesn't apply to current green card holders, and only effects the 6 countries listed in the ban.