Refugee Law and Policy in Selected Countries

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Countries have different responses towards accepting refugees. Discuss different reasonswhy countries may want to take in refugees or stop refugees from entering the country.
According to the UNHCR statistics the globally displaced population by the year end 2015 wasfound to be 65.3 million and this was the highest number recorded after the World War II.Refugees can be defined as per UNHCR standards as the individuals that include the peoplerecognized under the 1951 Convention connecting with the Status of Refugees,[ CITATIONUNH16 \l 1033 ]the people who flee conflict or persecution[ CITATION Eur17 \l 1033 ]. Withthis rapid rise in refugee population this essay will analysehow different nations respond toaccepting or stopping refugees from entering their country and the reasons for doing so.Refugees offer economic boost to the host nations as mentioned by well-known economistJeffery Sachs. He says that refugees have positive impact as the people leave desperate situationsand find better economic conditions. Like in case of US it gains when refugees arrive, as theyadd on to the skill base and the labour market[ CITATION Cas17 \l 1033 ]. In a city like Uticathe educated refugees are turning out to be active members in the labour force and the city likesthese educated refugees as they have stopped the economic decline of the city[ CITATIONSol16 \l 1033 ]. In case of Kenya therefugees are considered to be an active force for the Kenyaneconomy. Both the goods as well as the livestock markets in Kakuma along with the Dabaabrefugee camps stand out as the largest as well as the most vibrant economic ecosystems acrossthe region Kenya or any other nations adopts refugee friendly policies because they think thatrefugees acts as empowered economic actors by making bigger contributions to local as well asnational marketplaces along with the economies. They also help in creation of better jobs whileincreasing the productivity as well as wages of the local workers stimulate both internationaltrade as well as investments; boost growth, innovation as well as enterprise and enhance thecapital returns[ CITATION LeG16 \l 1033 ].
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