ISMAIL LAGARDIEN: Geography as destiny restricts aspiration among stateless people
The UN estimates that worldwide about 110-million people are displaced
Around the world masses of people are on the move in search of a safe, new and better life. Mass displacement, voluntarily or involuntarily, from Nagorno-Karabakh to Syria and Myanmar, and migrant pressures on the borders of Britain, the US, Turkey, Libya, Italy and Greece, have increased significantly since 2008.
In June the UN High Commission for Refugees reported that about 110-million people were displaced worldwide. In most cases this can be attributed to perceived or actual threats of violence, or people in search of economic opportunities. Apart from the habitual ways of looking at the issue of refugees there is a tacit understanding that for the majority of national citizens geography is destiny. People belong where they were born, and all hopes and aspirations are restricted to the end of their street. ..
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