• News
  • Celebrities
  • Finance
  • Crypto
  • Travel
  • Entertainment
  • Health
  • Others

Refugees are Asking for Help

Refugees Need Help

Though their plight may be dramatic and horrifying, the boat people constitute just a fraction of the unwanted exiles of the world. Indeed, the age has been called "a century of refugees," because wars and political upheavals and natural disasters like famine and flood have made so many homeless. At the end of World War II, there were 40 million refugees in Europe alone; perhaps the most pitiable was the Jewish survivors of Hitler's Holocaust. At the time of the partition of British India, in 1947, 15 million were dispossessed. In 1950, 5 million North Koreans fled to the South; a few years later, a similar southward exodus took place in Viet Nam, as hundreds of thousands of Roman Catholics and Buddhists fled from Hanoi's harsh rule.

According to Wordola, the estimated population is as follows:

Estimates today of the world's population of permanently unsettled refugees range between 10 million and 13 million. Every continent and virtually every nation has been affected. In the Middle East, there are 2.5 million Palestinians who still mourn for the vanished orange groves of Jaffa, which many have never seen. Throughout Africa, there are perhaps 3 million refugees. They include victims of the civil war in Rhodesia, nomads in Algeria displaced by fighting in the western Sahara and countless thousands uprooted by Ethiopia's struggle against insurrection in Eritrea and the Ogaden desert. No war anywhere is without its innocent victims; at least 200,000 have been rendered homeless by the fighting in Nicaragua.

Yet the refugee tragedy is most pressing in Southeast Asia, partly because the sheer numbers are too great for nearby countries to handle, partly because the largest body of exiles are victims of the cynical, racist policies of the Hanoi government. The Vietnamese refugees, most of them ethnic Chinese, are leaving their homeland at the rate of 65,000 a month—and their departure is enriching the Hanoi government.

Labour Camps For Refugees?

According to refugee accounts, the government is forcing its Chinese to choose between leaving the country or moving to one of the "new economic zones"—that is, rural labour camps. Western intelligence agencies are convinced that Hanoi is determined to get rid of all of its 1 million ethnic Chinese. In a brutal, Catch-22 manner, the government is charging even those people it wants to exile for the privilege of leaving. The price has apparently averaged about $2,000 per person, payable in gold or hard currency.

There is a well-documented pattern of discrimination against the Chinese of Viet Nam. In northern parts of the country, they have been dismissed from government jobs, forbidden to conduct private businesses, told that they can no longer associate with their Vietnamese countrymen. Their schools have been closed, but their children have not been allowed to attend classes in Vietnamese. In the event of another border clash with the People's Republic, the Chinese have been told, they face "liquidation" or imprisonment. In what was formerly South Viet Nam, there are regular announcements by radio and wall poster of how the Chinese can apply to emigrate. Upon leaving the country, the southerners are required to declare that "I am happy to give my property to the Vietnamese government."

About The Authors

Susan Murillo

Susan Murillo - Susan has been interested in real estate since she was a child in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Susan had always wanted to pursue a direction that would encourage her to support others, and she discovered her true calling in real estate, where she could serve her clients and direct them through one of their most significant investments. Shannon has been involved in the selling and distribution of one billion dollars in real estate in Western Canada over the last ten years.

Recent Articles

  • Crypto Accessories Every Crypto Holder Should Know About

    Crypto Accessories Every Crypto Holder Should Know About

    These days, crypto accessories and gadgets can be found everywhere. There is a vast selection of products available for purchase, ranging from cryptocurrency wallets to devices that make buying and storing NFTs easier. If you enjoy cryptocurrencies and would like to own some, trade some, and play around with it, read on. These Bitcoin accessories will quickly become some of your favorite electronic gizmos.

  • MoviesCouch Hollywood Movies Download – Down, Down The Drain

    MoviesCouch Hollywood Movies Download – Down, Down The Drain

    It looks like one site will let down film lovers who used to frequent it for movies that they can download for free. If you’re looking for MoviesCouch Hollywood movies download, prepare to be disappointed.

  • Best Lotion For Jerking Off That Won't Damage Your Skin In 2022

    Best Lotion For Jerking Off That Won't Damage Your Skin In 2022

    Many people nowadays are looking for the best lotion for jerking off that will enhance their self-pleasure moments while not harming their skin.

  • Gerard Butler Net Worth - The Real Leonidas Of Sparta

    Gerard Butler Net Worth - The Real Leonidas Of Sparta

    The Scottish actor Gerard Butler net worth is $40 million. Gerard originally majored in law, but he gradually drifted toward acting and grew to be one of Hollywood's most known faces.

  • Keanu Reeves - $380 Mill Net Worth, Career, Earnings And Lifestyle In 2022

    Keanu Reeves - $380 Mill Net Worth, Career, Earnings And Lifestyle In 2022

    A musician, actor, producer, and philanthropist, Keanu Reeves net worth is $380 million. He has acted in scores of movies throughout the years, some of which have grossed billions of dollars at the box office. He is likely best known for the John Wick and The Matrix movie series.

  • MoviezAddiction.Website – Feeding People’s Craving For Films, TV Shows

    MoviezAddiction.Website – Feeding People’s Craving For Films, TV Shows

    Addicted to movies and TV shows? Not wanting to make you become more obsessed, but have you heard about MoviezAddiction.website, a source of thousands of films and shows you can download?

  • Can You Trust Rhino Air Hockey?

    Can You Trust Rhino Air Hockey?

    Work and family take up so much of our time these days that it's surprising how little time we have left for our enjoyment and fun. But just because we're adults doesn't mean we have to make our whole lives about work. You need to play Rhino Air Hockey Table to add joy to your life, relieve stress, and connect with other people and the world around you.

  • How Much Is A Mail Order Bride? Mail Order Bride Cost Estimated

    How Much Is A Mail Order Bride? Mail Order Bride Cost Estimated

    Interested in mail order bride pricing? Our estimations of mail order bride cost will help you on your quest for a foreign soulmate. Read this to learn more!

  • Head Of AmCham Guatemala Juan Pablo Carrasco De Groote: The “Art Of The Deal” (Guatemala-style)

    Head Of AmCham Guatemala Juan Pablo Carrasco De Groote: The “Art Of The Deal” (Guatemala-style)

    For over 10 years, the head of AmCham Guatemala has been Juan Pablo Carrasco de Groote – the unchanging face of the chamber of commerce.