United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Czech Republic


Maria Karimi

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Czech Republic

Committee: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Country: Czech Republic Delegate Name: Maria Karimi

Topic 1: “Preventing refugee crises- A Pro-active approach”

The past year has seen the emergence of the biggest refugee crisis in Europe since the end of World War II, with almost 1.3 million asylum-seekers arriving in 2015. The vast majority have been Syrians fleeing the devastating collapse of their country, though they have been joined by people from Iraq, Afghanistan, Eritrea and a range of other troubled countries. Those seeking protection have arrived in a divided, disorganized and panicked continent and the continuing Refugee Crisis remain as one the biggest challenges the international community is facing. The Czech Republic is aware of the relevance of a pro-active approach to prevent such crises, even though the Czech society is polarized by attitudes to refugees. The fear of terrorist group traveling with migrants occurs in a growing number of people and g...

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