Wednesday, April 19, 2006
State of the World Refugees
The United Nations High Commission on Refugees publishes a report called State of the World Refugees, the 2006 version is now available online. (The four previous editions are also available online.) This book "examines the changing dynamics of displacement over the past half decade. While the number of refugees – 9.2 million – is now the lowest in 25 years, it says the international system for dealing with human displacement has reached a critical juncture as it struggles with new challenges in an increasingly globalised world. These include the plight of tens of millions of internally displaced people; widespread confusion over migrants and refugees; tightened asylum policies and growing intolerance."