Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Monday, 19 September 2016

On its Way : Refugee-Migrant Tsunami

Hindustan Times ( 20 Sept 2016 ) carries following news report :

: We can change this : World leaders at UN approve plan for refugee crisis :

" With more people forced to flee their homes than at any time since World War

 II, global leaders on Monday approved a declaration aimed at providing a more

 coordinated and humane response to the refugee crisis that has strained 

resources and stoked divisions from Africa to Europe.

The issue of what to do about the world’s 65.3 million displaced people took

 centre stage at the UN General Assembly with leaders from the 193 member

 states converging on New York for the first-ever summit on Addressing Large 

Movements of Refugees and Migrants.

The declaration carries no concrete commitments and is not legally binding but

 rather calls on countries to protect refugees’ human rights, boost humanitarian

 aid and increase resettlement of refugees.

A number of countries rejected an earlier draft of the agreement that called on

 nations to resettle 10 percent of the refugee population each year, something

 that has led several human rights groups to criticize the document as a missed


According to the UN Refugee Agency, refugees are people forced to flee due to

armed conflict or persecution, while migrants choose to move in search of a

 better life. Around the world, there are currently about 21.3 million refugees,

 3.2 million asylum seekers, and 40.8 million migrants.

More concrete progress is expected at a follow-up summit on Tuesday called by

 President Barack Obama, where at least 45 countries are expected to make

 pledges that are in line with US goals of increasing humanitarian aid by $3

billion, doubling resettlement and increasing access to education for 1 million

 youngsters and access to employment for another million of the displaced.

Prior to the pledging summit with world leaders, Obama will host a meeting with

 top executives from 50 companies to discuss what the private sector can do to

 help address the problem, Power said. "


Refugees  are fleeing wars / persecution by military dictators / oppression by

 radical and fanatic Terrorist Groups

Migrants  are fleeing unemployment in their own poor ( and corrupt ) countries, 

which causes poverty / starvation

Hence , the permanent / ultimate solutions are :

Stopping wars everywhere / eliminating dictatorships - military rules - 


Eliminating corruption and creation of jobs in poor countries to reduce

 inequity within societies

Despite the laudable efforts by the UN , all of this is unlikely to happen any time

 soon . May take many years

Or , may never happen , given the collective human greed ( at the level of rich

 Societies / Nations ) !

Or , may happen very soon , if the World-wide population of Refugee / Migrant /

 Displaced Persons swells from 65 million to 650 million within next 10 years ! -

 a more likely / probable scenario !

Considering that ,

Economies are slowing down World-wide , causing unemployment on

 unprecedented scale

#  Countries unable to provide jobs to their own citizens are unwilling to accept 

more refugees / migrants

#  Rich EU countries / USA / Australia etc are facing problems of integration of

 refugees within their Societies ,

It is not too late for the World at large , - and especially , the Rich Nations - to

 consider my following suggestions :

(  http://myblogepage.blogspot.in/2015/06/world-migration-day.html  )


(  http://myblogepage.blogspot.in/2015/08/muammar-gaddafi-visionary.html   )   



20  Sept   2016

www.hemenparekh.in / blogs