Hardeep Singh Puri

Wars, Refugees, Fascism in India admin Wed, 09/21/2016 - 00:59

 

Za’atari Syrian Refugee Camp, Jordan 2014: “I dream of…”
Photo UNHCR

 

Dear Friends,

The picture above, from 2014, is from Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan. It is now about the eighth or ninth largest city in Jordan - estimates for the population sit at around 80,000. It is hard to know the exact number.

In today's Alternet, I have a short report that draws from a series of UNICEF reports on the situation of child refugees. Currently, children comprise almost half the world's refugee population. UNICEF says that there are about 50 million children who are in the status of refugee. My report notes,

  • The term ‘refugee’ denudes the people of their h