10 Interesting Facts about Refugees

Post On: February 12, 2017
In: Social

The displaced people who cannot stay in their home country safely and have to cross the boundaries of their country to reach other safer countries are defined and explained on Facts about Refugees. They are often called as the asylum seeker until the UNHCR or contracting state grants them with the refugee status. UNHCR stands for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. It is a branch of United Nations, which coordinates the refugee protection internationally. UNRWA is considered as the second office for refugees under United Nations too. Let us check other interesting facts about refugees below:

Facts about Refugees 1: UNRWA

Even though UNRWA is considered as the second office for refugees, the job of the organization is mainly focused to handle the Palestinian refugees.

Facts about Refugees

Facts about Refugees

Facts about Refugees 2: the history of refugees

Actually, the history of refugees can be traced back since the ancient time.  The example can be found in the biblical account when the Israelites left their place of origin circa 740 BCE to avoid the Assyrian conquest.

Facts about Refugees 3: the event

The refugees occur because there is an event, which involves a large scale of migration to reach other countries from their original countries.

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Refugees Pictures

Refugees Pictures

Facts about Refugees 4: Armenians

The persecution and genocide, which took place in 1915 until 1923 in Turkey, led into the migration of one million Armenians

Facts about Refugees 5: Protestantism

Protestantism was outlawed in 1685 in France by Edict of Fontainebleau. It led into the migration of hundreds of thousands of Huguenots to Prussia, Germany, South Africa, Switzerland, England and the Netherlands.

Facts about Refugees 6: the emigration in 19th and 20th century

During the 19th and 20th century, the Eastern Europe was affected by pogroms, which led into emigration. In 1881 until 1920, the 2 million Russian Jewish emigrated. The Muslims emigrated from Europe to reach Turkey in 19th century.

Facts about Refugees 7: the Balkan Wars

More than 800,000 people had to leave their houses due to the Balkan Wars, which took place in 1912 until 1913.



Facts about Refugees 8: the international refugee work

The League of Nations was considered as the first organization, which coordinated the first international refugee work.

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Facts about Refugees 9: Russian Revolution

Russian Revolution of 1917 led into the huge migration of Russians for they wanted to stay away from Communism.

Refugees Facts

Refugees Facts

Facts about Refugees 10: the rise of Nazi

The rise of Nazi led into the migration of a large number of people from Germany to reach other countries.

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