Who is a Refugee?
“Refugees are defined and protected in international law, and the 1951 Refugee Convention is an essential legal document. It represents refugees who cannot or do not want to return to their country of origin because of a well-founded fear of persecution based on race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion” (UNHCR,2022).
Accepting refugees is a win-win solution. The sooner a country takes steps to protect refugees, the sooner they can move on with their lives, unencumbered by uncertainty. Most importantly, their acceptance protected the most precious right: the right to life. In many cases, abandoning refugees can be fatal to them. Therefore, taking in refugees provides the most basic protection and, in many cases, even life-saving measures. Jobs for Humanity has 72 job seekers from Canada who have come on to the site looking for jobs, and 20% of refugees have also applied for jobs. It has made it easier to hire refugees remotely during covid-19 with having an opportunity to gather an enormous supply of employment.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. (n.d.). What is a refugee? UNHCR.
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