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The world has not responded responsibly to international refugees’ crisis. Does it show failure of ethics in international relations? Discuss.

Topic : ethical issues in international relations

7. The world has not responded responsibly to international refugees’ crisis. Does it show failure of ethics in international relations? Discuss. (250 words)

Reference: rescue.org

Why the question:

The question is premised on the theme of International Refugee crisis and the associated ethical concerns.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss in what way World has failed to responsibly handle the Refugee crisis and how it’s an indication of failure of Ethics.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Discuss who constitute refugees, provide for key statistics to highlight the dismal conditions of them across the world.

Body:

Globally, more than two-thirds of all refugees come from five countries: Syria (6.7 million), Afghanistan (2.7 million), South Sudan (2.3 million), Myanmar (1.1 million), and Somalia (0.9 million). According to the UN’s Global Trends report, there are 37,000 new displacements every day.

Who is a refugee? – The UN defines refugees as those individuals that have fled their own countries because of persecution, war or violence. “A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. Most likely, they cannot return home or are afraid to do so. War and ethnic, tribal and religious violence are leading causes of refugees fleeing their countries”.

Discuss then who is an internally displaced person?

Explain the current refugee crises across the globe. In detail discuss and elaborate on the ethical issues involved and in what way world has failed to responsibly handle them.

Conclusion:

Conclude with suitable solutions.