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Relevant To Today Ito today I how divided the book p instructive book very relevant today I liked how she divided the book p the different sections leaving arriving afterward and dealt with the different issues that concerned each Overall I felt the author was fairly even handed in her presentation of the topic It didn t become too preachy but presented both sides of the argument The only weakness which is not the book s fault is that even now ten years later it is somewhat outdated Not on the overall theme but the severity of t Last few decades of the 20th century witnessed an nprecedented mass exodus of people throughout the world and gradually it has become even worse as there seems to be no end to the cataclysms like civil wars environmental catastrophes foreign invasions etc The flow of migrants and asylum seekers have been a constant predicament to the governments throughout the world as most of them are signatories to the UNHCR convention and hence have responsibilities to grant asylum to those fleeing persecution in their country of origin So far almost all the signatory states have failed to comply with the provisions of the convention with regard to the intake capacities and the inefficiency further seems to have been exacerbated by the My Mother, a Serial Killer underfunding of the UNHCR Moreover as the globalisation paved the way for the exchange of services and ideas the refugee crisis has become ever dynamic resulting into various kinds of asylum seekers ranging from the ones fleeing persecution to those seeking asylum for exploiting economic opportunities which makes the crisis even complicated andnexplored At the receiving end of all these inefficiencies and predicaments are the asylum seekers who try to make it to the safer lands by enduring perilous journeys They hope of a better future but end The Italians Stolen Bride up disillusioned once they make it to the other end as they either get deported or are left to languish without any work or a place to sleepnless their applications for a refugee status are accepted which in many cases takes a year or even a longer period This book is an insight of the lives of these asylum seekers who even after fleeing their countries cannot get rid of the ordeals as their claims for a refugee status is either rejected or they have to live in the camps in The Greek Tycoons Mistress unfathomable conditionsntil the resettlement takes place or they can be sent back home once it is declared to be safe enough for return The author Caroline Moorehead in her book Human Cargo has brought to s a deep humane insight of the lives of refugees in different parts of the world like Cairo Mexico Liberia Australia Sicily Newcastle Afghanistan etc Her details on the asylum policies of the governments and the limitations of Human Cargo is a remarkable oral testamentCaroline Moorehead has visited war zones camps and prisons from Guinea and Afghanistan to Texas and Italy She has interviewed emigration officials and members of the United Nations High Commission.
Caroline Moorehead Ý 8 SummaryHe UNHCR as an organisation for the protection of THE REFUGEES FLEEING PERSECUTION IS VERY PERSUASIVE SHE EXCELS refugees fleeing persecution is very persuasive She excels describing the ordeals of the asylum seekers who look for a better future but end p getting stuck in the limbo completely Bidding on Her Boss (The Hawke Brothers, uncertain of their future She says that asylum seekers have no home but the one they left behind and it apparently is true Hernmatched account of the traumas the asylum seekers deal with throughout their lives the depression and stress which haunts them the linguistic and cultural barriers they face in the new communities the way liberal governments fail in Protecting The Humanitarian Values the humanitarian values makes this book a source #to nderstand the humane aspects of the asylum seekersrefugees and the # understand the humane aspects of the asylum seekersrefugees and the governments show p in contrast to the values of collective sovereignty which demands a humanistic approach to deal with this desperate situation I read the hardcover version of this book which for some reason is nowhere on here A very good and detailed look at refugees today What it means to be a refugee how a person becomes a refugee and what other countries are doing about refugees What was nice about this is that it has a lot of stories about actual refugees how they came to be refugees and what their lives are like as refugees And this is what is so heartbreaking What is worse is that these stories are an Twos Company unbelievably small fraction of refugees One thing that I took away from this is that the lives of refugees aren t automatically better if and when they are accepted to new countries sometimes they are just as bad but a different kind of bad The saddest thing that I was aware of before but reinforced to a great degree in the book is that so many countries don t reallynderstand refugees They don t or can t comprehend the horrors these people have endured the lives and families they have had to leave behind the people close to them killed in front of the survivor But most countries don t want these people and do everything in their power to refuse them There must a a huge overhaul in the system and this must happen sooner than later Refugees and Asylum Seekers have become political footballs in recent years this book traces the history of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR and follows the conditions of people seeking asylum in the world today There are some personal tragic and horrific accounts of the violence and persecution that people flee from and the bureaucratic morass and ill feeling they encounter when they finally arrive at any given destination in search of not just a better life but some semblance of human existence We hear of men and women tortured and separated from their children or partners one young man even suffered see. For Refugees in Geneva while investigating the fates of the 17 million people currently displaced from their homesHow can society cope with this diaspora of the twenty first century Is there a difference between 'good' asylum seekers and. Ing soldiers playing football with his mothers severed head this
Is No Book ForNo Book For Faint Of Heart Or Stomach no book for the faint of heart or stomach is harrowing and all the so because it is true Such stories ejected from the pen of a Poppy Z Brite novel would be macabre but fictional these are notThe most important aspect of the book is the slow but steady regression of refugee rights when they reach supposedly tolerant societies Australia has lead the world in how to keep the His Convenient Highland Wedding unwanted out and other western nations have followed suit making it ever difficult for people to regain their lost dignity An important point is made in the disparity of the gender of refugees it stands to reason that for every male asylum seeker there is a woman who couldn t afford to escape who is burdened with children or simply stuck thanks to a repressive societyIf we judge a nation by how we treat the weakest in it then shouldn t we judge the world by that same benchmark As citizens of the world we have failed our brothers and sisters and continue to do so with sickening gusto We were happy to let in the victims of authoritarian communism when escaping the GDR or USSR during the cold war now we refuse entry to those in need Refusing to let the needy in is as bad as any nation not letting them out further while we continue to tolerate and encourage a world soneual then we must also tolerate the victims of that world seeking redress Reading Human Cargo by Caroline Moorhead has changed me She explains the history of refugees and their rights Then she shows Secret Hideout (Cooper, us what it means to live between countries by recounting the experiences of refugees as they leave their homelands and arrive in foreign lands Some stories are so heavy only silence helps you carry them wrote Anne Michaels in Fugitive Pieces These stories were so raw that I could only read a few pages of this book at a time Refugees from across the world explain how they worry that their memories are becoming thinned with exile They hanker after the past the comforts of home the feeling of belonging and community Now they live in makeshift shelters and cannot work They become depressed They worry about those they have left at home They feel vulnerable andnwanted They don t belong anywhere Is home a fixed place or a narrative Are movement and migration becoming
THE NORM IN SMALL WAYS ARENnorm In small ways aren we all exiles separated from people we love longing to belong and craving home comforts Reading this book has prompted me to think a great deal about what gives me a sense of belonging and security Making a pot of soup talking to a friend re arranging the cushions on my sofa all these simple things make me feel at home I don t want to forget that for many these simple things are dreams not reality. 'bad' economic migrants What happens to those whose applications are turned down The difficult estions are asked the horrible issues faced But above all Human Cargo celebrates the courage and will to survive shown by ordinary human bein. ,