High School General Assembly 6


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POSITION PAPER COUNTRY : LIBERIA COMMITTEE : GENERAL ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE SIXTH AGENDA : PROMOTION AND PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS (MIGRANT CHILDREN) Immigrant children face a number of risks to healthy development, although only some of these are unique to this population. They are more likely than non-immigrant children to live in families with incomes below the poverty threshold, to have parents with very low educational attainment, and to have three or more siblings. Immigrant children are also far less likely to be covered by health insurance. AN OVERVIEW OF THE REFUGEE CRISIS Although refugees are not a new phenomenon in African history, the first major groups of African refugees stemmed from the colonial liberation struggles and subsequent dislocation. During the early 1960s, when most African colonies...