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    Re: UN announce that Global refugee figures highest since WW2.

    Just a little factoid... There are approximately 3 times as many people living in the world today, than there was during WWII... Which means that the refugee rate was 3 times higher during WWII than it is today.

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    Re: UN announce that Global refugee figures highest since WW2.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    See that is where you are wrong. Both the UN nor NATO are not suppose to do anything like that.



    Again there is no world organisation that has the mandate to meddle in the internal conflict of nations. At best if there was a war between two countries then yes there are things in place to deal with that, but rebellions and civil wars.. nada.

    So it is a bit harsh to blame organisations and world leaders when it aint their job and frankly I dont think it should be their jobs. Involving countries in on going civil wars... beyond stupid.
    That might have been largely true till 2005. And somewhat earlier still before that, there was the internatiinal court.

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    Re: UN announce that Global refugee figures highest since WW2.

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    So where is the UN?
    They're taking care of the much smaller population of Faux refugees, 3rd gen Palestinians/anti-Israelers who have own UN agency (UNRWA) while the truly needy go hungry and homeless. UNRWA runs, schools, marathons, health clinics/prescription plans, etc.
    http://blogs.cfr.org/abrams/2011/12/...vancing-peace/

    "UNRWA is now the largest UN agency, with a staff of 30,000.
    UNHCR cares for the rest of the world with about 7,500 personnel"
    Walked past UN this morning.
    Three banners on the fence in front of the General Assembly temporary building.
    Friday was the 'World Refugee DAY',
    But 2014 is the 'Int'l YEAR of Solidarity for the Palestinian People.'

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    Re: UN announce that Global refugee figures highest since WW2.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    See that is where you are wrong. Both the UN nor NATO are not suppose to do anything like that.



    Again there is no world organisation that has the mandate to meddle in the internal conflict of nations. At best if there was a war between two countries then yes there are things in place to deal with that, but rebellions and civil wars.. nada.

    So it is a bit harsh to blame organisations and world leaders when it aint their job and frankly I dont think it should be their jobs. Involving countries in on going civil wars... beyond stupid.
    There is a significant number of Westerners that think the West is always right and is the defacto police of the world, that the West has ****ed things all up notwithstanding.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: UN announce that Global refugee figures highest since WW2.

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    I disagree the UN's main functions are.
    -Maintaining international peace and security,
    -promoting human rights,
    -helping social and economic development,
    -providing humanitarian aid in cases of famine, natural disaster, and armed conflict.

    Wars are still raging and we have a record number of refugees some of which have been in that state for over a decade. The UN has failed on it's own basic requirments.
    The UN cannot maintain peace and security when you have people like Bush and company determined to undermine it by telling the UN to "....get beside us or get behind us" the UN derives any power it does have from its participating members, and when two of its most powerful members are determined to make war, the organisations impotence is made apparent.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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