Refugee crises have increasingly become a problem in today’s modern day society.
There are several reasons that have contributed to this situation namely global inequalities, people fleeing persecution and regimes, people fleeing from violence and outbreak of wars.
The result of the refugee crises is that many countries particularly wealthy western societies seek to deter asylum seekers and migrants. Similarly, Rachael Reilly conceded that “European Countries, as well as North America and Australia have systematically diluted their responsibilities towards refugees over the past ten to fifteen years”.
Many also argue that the rights of refugees are being compromised and encroached upon due to factors, some of which include “offshore-processing” of refugees- a process in which foreign governments geographically closer to States with refugee crises take in those fleeing to Great Britain in exchange for financial compensation; imposition of visa requirements; refusal of entry of asylum seekers in cases of generalizes civil conflict such as Columbia; the transfer of the responsibility for protection of refugees onto poorer States in Europe where less protection can be afforded.
The renowned Sangatte camp was commandeered by the French Government to deal with the increasing number of Kosovan refugees arriving at Calais.
Before the Sangatte camp was opened, refugees were sleeping on beaches, parks and on the streets.
Relief efforts were made such provisions for camps etcetera.
Lack of co-ordination and coherence caused by excessive numbers of refugees in Macedonia and Albania led to desperate overcrowding, unpleasant conditions, threats of diseases, and threats for the welfare of the refugees.
An innovative move by the United Nations is on the agenda for implementation.
It will seek to respond to criticism on the slow reaction to refuge crises.