Refugees: Seeking a Safe Haven

Refugees: Seeking a Safe Haven

by Kem Knapp Sawyer

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Gr 6-10-Concentrating on the different strategic options available to world refugee organizations that deal with this increasingly pervasive problem, Sawyer wisely steers clear of complex political issues surrounding regional crises. She begins with a valuable historical overview of displaced persons after World War I and II and then describes the past and present efforts of refugee-aid groups. Her discussions encompass many countries in different parts of the world (e.g., Haiti, Cuba, Bosnia, Somalia, Burma, and Cambodia), but do not include China, Iraq, Iran, Libya, and Nigeria. The author discusses the conflict between those who want to focus on preventing crises from happening by trying to solve the social and political problems that lead to such situations and those who want to focus on helping people get out of countries that oppress them and get settled in safe havens. Sawyer emphasizes the difficulties of intervention, especially in relation to issues of sovereignty. A clear, dispassionate analysis that helps to lower the heat and beam light upon this important global issue.-Jack Forman, Mesa College Library, San Diego

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Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
Multicultural Issues Series
Product dimensions:
6.43(w) x 9.33(h) x 0.57(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

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