Right of Refugees, Right to Demonstrate Peacefully, Right to Dignity A Statement of US Churches and Christian Agencies on Gaza April 12, 2018. Where do refugees go? Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) are not included in this report. The experience of the Rohingya who still live in Rakhine State can hardly reassure the refugees. Right now, the vast majority of the world’s refugees live in developing regions, with half of the 20 million refugees in just 10 countries. Source: Refugees by Numbers 2002, UNHCR 1 An estimated 3.9 million Palestinians who are covered by a separate mandate of the U.N. However, Palestinians outside the UNWRA area of operations such as those in Iraq or Libya, are considered to be of concern to UNHCR. In view of the foregoing the provisions of human rights law guaranteeing the right to life [31] and protection against genocide, [32] which is a grave form of violation of the right to life, are of direct relevance and far-reaching importance to refugees. Friday, March 30, thousands of Palestinians participated in the first of several weeks of planned nonviolent demonstrations in … The 1951 Refugee Convention is the key legal document that forms the basis of our work. As right-wing leaders whip up the hatred, it is no longer exaggerated to claim that Europe is on the verge of a low-intensity civil war against refugees. Human Rights Watch has long defended the right of refugees and exiles to return to their homes. ROAR Magazine is an independent journal of the radical imagination providing grassroots perspectives from the frontlines of … Ratified by 145 State parties, it defines the term ‘refugee' and outlines the rights of the displaced, as well as the legal obligations of States to protect them. The right to vote is an important, if overlooked, aspect of a refugee’s path to integration in a country. An estimated 660,000 remain, most in villages, but nearly 130,000 of … At the end of 2015, of the 21.3 million refugees: 5.2 million Palestinian refugees reside in the West Bank, Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon or Syria.