A Look at the US Program on Resettlements of Refugees

A refugee is defined as a person who is subjected to removal from their country of nationality or birth due to the Security Council resolution 815(ocide) on Darfur. A potential refugee is usually not in a position to seek protection within their own country, as their home may be in danger or they may be in violation of their human rights. In these cases, international protection is needed. The term “refugee” is used, with some variations, to describe those people who have crossed borders to seek safety and protection.



A refugee is not only vulnerable but also exposed to risks. Being displaced means you have nowhere else to go. So, not being able to return to your home could mean certain death for them and their families. A large number of the displaced people are children. Most of them do not know how long they will be gone and what awaits them. This makes it difficult for them to decide and act responsibly in situations where they might have influence, such as how to vote or participate in an election.

For these reasons, a large portion of the six.7 million people fleeing violence in the Middle East and Africa are considered as refugees. They are most vulnerable during periods of intense violence and need international assistance for protection. During the Arab Spring uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt, tens of thousands of people were killed. At the time, the government and opposition had a difficult time putting together a united response that would benefit all.

When people fled their homes and crossed borders in search of safety, they took along the necessary belongings, including family members and elderly people. Some made dangerous journeys into Europe or the United States. While they may have been seeking peace and security, they may have also been exposing themselves to further human rights violations, which can increase their risk of death and other serious risks.

International law was created to protect people against acts of aggression, terrorism, and crimes against humanity. According to the United Nations High Commission for International Relations, “Rights of the refugee should be universal and equal among all states irrespective of race, nationality, gender, religion, political or economic position, or social composition.” The Universal Declaration on the Rights of the Family states that every individual has the right to seek refuge in the country that he or she chooses, regardless of nationality, religion, or birth. Additionally, the declaration adds that every person has the right to return to his or her country provided that security and safety conditions are present and safe.

Resettlement programs allow refugees to resettle in the United States under the terms of an agreement between the US and the country of origin. Though the United States accepts certain populations and sponsors others, there is no mandate for resettlements from other countries. Because the United States does not accept unsolicited requests for resettlements, most individuals who are displaced or who have fled because of war or violence do not make known their exact circumstances to the US authorities, leaving them in dire situations where they may receive an unwanted settlement offer.


Taking Refuge From Ourselves

When faced with the suffering of civil war or natural disaster, many people seek refuge in Australia. Today, there are many government-assisted safe haven programs throughout Australia that have come to the help of those who need assistance. However, what does a refuge really mean? In the legal context of international human rights law, a refuge is typically a country or region that is outside of an independent international legal system and that offers a state of refuge to displaced persons. Such a zone may be created for political or economic reasons, but has the same effect as a prison. The protection offered to displaced people is not limited to national security issues, but also covers the violation of human rights by others.

The major focus of this legislation is the safety of the individual, to be granted a safe place to live and work. In the case of domestic abuse, a person may be offered a refuge from such harm by a government agency or non-government organization that specializes in the protection of women and children. There are several agencies that provide this service across the country. However, they all operate on similar principles of offering refuges to victims of domestic abuse, and of protecting the victim and ensuring she is able to safely return to her home country. They also provide information on other services that might be available to victims in their home country, if the need arose.

The term “refuge” can also refer to giving up an abusive situation. In this context, however, it normally indicates an official sanctuary from physical harm, rather than temporary protection or safety. For example, when a person who is being harassed takes refuge at a sangha, this is seen as a renaming or a profession of trust, and not a mere refuge. Similarly, when a person taking refuge at the Australian embassy or consulate is being abused physically, or subjected to other severe acts of violence, this is normally considered a renaming or profession of trust, rather than a mere refuge. Of course, it could be argued that both of these situations – refuge and renaming – actually exist in some cases, but the point is that such actions do not amount to “taking refuge in the example of dharma”.

In taking refuge in dharma, on the other hand, victims make a clear commitment to stand up to violence and abuse, whatever form it takes. This is because they understand that their well-being lies at the bottom of the entire structure of dharma. It is through their participation in dharma that they become aware that they have a responsibility for ending violence and other abuses in the world, and thus becoming responsible for themselves, and those they will come in contact with.

In looking at the concept of taking refuge in dharma, we also need to look at how the concept applies to today’s world, where there is much more violence and sexual harassment than in the two thousand and two hundred years before. There are many more crimes in the United States, for example, than in the whole history of the world, including the slave trade and the Jim Crow laws. And while sexual harassment is on the decline in the United States as a whole, it has been on the rise in certain areas (like Los Angeles). A person who lives in a patriarchal society, or who faces daily gender discrimination, is literally taking refuge in dharma in order to protect him/herself and others from violence. This is not “relying” on anyone else, which is an essential feature of taking refuge in dharma. And it’s important to note that the phrase “relying on your own knowledge” was not used in the twelfth century to describe taking refuge in dharma.

As you can see, the concept of taking refuge in dharma doesn’t really exist in the twenty-five hundred years that modern society has advanced. It exists primarily in premodern cultures, especially those where domestic violence is the primary social norm. We need to ask ourselves if we’re really taking refuge in dharma from ourselves and our environment, or in our fellow beings, and this can be an important question to ask all over the world.


What Is Domestic Abuse Found In Refuges?


What exactly are refuges? A word borrowed from French, meaning “a sheltered place.” Refuges are places which have been radically changed by human interference, either in their physical form or their biological as well as social structure. In fact, the word came from a Latin word, sanctus, which means “sacred.”

Although, refuges are frequently called, “refuge spots” or “refuge areas,” what they really mean is a patch of land where some kind of natural predator may be eying on a few species of prey. This predator has to hunt other species of prey first, before it can take down one of the birds residing in the region. For instance, an open ocean protected by islands may not be the preferred nesting ground for the sandpiper, but rather a rocky shoreline protected by islands. A refuge based on conservation efforts, such as that of the red and green turtles, are typically safe havens for these threatened species.

One of the most common forms of habitat in refuges are islands. Reserves are sometimes formed close to islands, for example, to create a landing and take-off space for aircraft. Reserves are also used by wildlife reserves as a habitat for those animals that are native to the area and cannot migrate to another location. This simple past participle refuged means that the area in question has been devastated by human interference, and has thus been protected by conservation efforts. In this sense, a reserve may be termed, simply, a sanctuary.

What are the common predators found in refuges? Every refuge has its own predators, and some, such as sea lions, are over-invited. Other kinds of predators, however, prefer a more secretive life, and thus are not commonly seen by the general public. Examples include bears, foxes and skunks. The most common kind of predator that cannot always be seen is a cat, although there are several large cats that feed exclusively on birds. It is important to note that these cats will attack if they feel threatened, which could make them seem like they are not part of the refuges’ ecosystem.

What is domestic abuse found in refuges? Although rarely deadly, domestic abuse can lead to mental and physical damage, and is a criminal offence. When it is reported, it is usually by residents looking out for other residents. In most cases, domestic abuse is an ongoing problem, which could see vulnerable people made vulnerable even more by refuges, both physically and emotionally. A problem with domestic abuse in refuges, therefore, needs to be addressed by domestic abuse prevention agencies, and refuges themselves, if necessary.

Finally, pets may decide to stray from their owners. This is often seen as a result of boredom, or loneliness. However, if a pet does not have a stable owner, then it may decide to enter a refuges, or perhaps even end up in a street, and become a nuisance. If a national domestic violence helpline was offered to the local population, then anyone who had a pet that left the premises could call the helpline and ask for help.