These are extraordinary circumstances that require deep introspection of existing policies to these complex humanitarian emergencies.
Moreover, it requires that we respond more creatively to a situation that challenges our collective humanity. As a result, the UNHCR has formed new kinds of strategic partnerships with human rights organisations, military forces, the private sector and a range of other actors.
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It has also become involved in a number of activities that may previously have been considered beyond its mandate: environmental protection, mine clearance, community development projects and anti-racism campaigns. These activities all aim to ensure that UNHCR helps refugees, and other displaced people, find solutions that are indeed durable.
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It is about addressing the persecution, violence and conflict which bring about displacement in the first place. It is about recognising the human rights of all men, women and children to enjoy peace, security and dignity without having to flee their homes.
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The State of the World's Refugees: Human Displacement in the New Millennium
YIL , vol. Myron Weiner, ed. For an in-depth analysis of the phenomenon of militarization of refugee camps, see Robert Muggah, ed. Broadly linking refugee camps to terrorism has provided the Kenyan government with a political cover for its anti-refugee activities. It will be recalled that the United States has been the target of two major terrorist attacks in Kenya in and However, there are now some 25 million internally displaced people who do not fall under the Refugee Convention but who cannot live in their homes.
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Internal displacement was the world community's "biggest failure" in terms of humanitarian action, he added. He will today launch the report with Hilary Benn, the UK development secretary.