Earth Crisis: Global Migrant tide swells to 65 million people

June 2016WORLD POPULATIONThe number of refugees and others fleeing their homes worldwide has hit a new record, spiking to 65.3 million people by the end of 2015, the United Nations said Monday. Europe’s high-profile migrant crisis, its worst since World War II, is just one part of a growing tide of human misery led by Palestinians, Syrians and Afghans. Globally, close to one percent of humanity has been forced to flee.
“This is the first time that the threshold of 60 million has been crossed,” the UN refugee agency said. The figures, released on World Refugee Day, underscore twin pressures fuelling an unprecedented global displacement crisis. As conflict and persecution force growing numbers of people to flee, anti-migrant political sentiment has strained the willingness to resettle refugees, said UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi. “Instead of burden-sharing, we see borders closing. Instead of political will, there is political paralysis and humanitarian organizations like mine are left to deal with the consequences and struggling to save lives on limited budgets,” Grandi told reporters in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul.
The number of people displaced globally rose by 5.8 million through 2015, according to the UN figures. Counting Earth’s population at 7.349 billion, the UN said that one out of every 113 people on the planet was now either internally displaced or a refugee. They now number more than the populations of Britain or France, the agency said, adding that it is “a level of risk for which UNHCR knows no precedent. Every 24 minutes a person is forced to choose exile from his home,” Grandi said in Kabul. Displacement figures have been rising since the mid-1990s, but the rate of increase has jumped since the outbreak of Syria’s civil war in 2011.
Of the planet’s 65.3 million displaced, 40.8 million remain within their own country, 21.3 million have fled across borders and are now refugees, while the remainder are asylum seekers. Palestinians are the largest group of refugees at more than five million, including those who fled at the creation of Israel in 1948 and their descendants. Syria is next on the list, with 4.9 million refugees, followed by Afghanistan (2.7 million) and Somalia (1.1 million). – Rising conflict, shrinking solutions.  A mixture of worrying factors has led to rising displacement and narrowing space for refugee resettlement.
“Situations that cause large refugee outflows are lasting longer,” the agency said, including more than 30 years of unrest in both Somalia and Afghanistan. New and intense conflicts as well as dormant crises that have been “reignited” are further fuelling displacement, UNHCR said, pointing to South Sudan, Yemen, Burundi and the Central African Republic, aside from Syria. Beyond the refugee hotspots in the Middle East and Africa, UNHCR said there were also troubling signs in Central America, where growing numbers of people fleeing gang violence led to a 17-percent rise in those leaving their homes through 2015.
Faced with an increasing need to resettle those facing persecution, the answers are not always obvious. “The rate at which solutions are being found for refugees and internally displaced people has been on a falling trend since the end of the Cold War,” the UN agency said. “We simply do not have the option of turning our backs and walking away,” Grandi warned in Kabul, echoing wider calls among humanitarian chiefs for world powers, especially in the West, to be more welcoming of migrants and refugees.
Turkey — which struck a controversial deal with the European Union in March to stem Europe’s migrant crisis — hosted the highest number of refugees through 2015 at 2.5 million, mostly Syrians. Germany received the highest number of asylum requests (441,900) over the 12-month span, demonstrating the country’s “readiness to receive people who were fleeing to Europe via the Mediterranean.” –Yahoo News

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To survive what’s before us; we have to take a note from the animals – mass seasonal migration to flee the areas of the Earth that will become increasingly inhospitable from the extremes of climate change…Like wild animals scurrying from the fury of a raging wildfire, the human race will have to learn to become mobile and transmigratory if it plans to survive the changes that are already upon us.
Since you can’t shuffle 7 billion people around the planet and you can’t shield them from an increasing set of environmental risk hazards, a vast majority of the population of the planet will be wiped out. The fortunate survivors will become geo-nomads, wandering between mountains, caves, and decayed urban landscapes to escape the ravages of a planet now at war with the natural elements. Extreme winters, partial glaciations, blistering temperatures from a runaway global heating trend and a chaotic Sun on the precipice of convulsion will render life in many regions of the world unbearable. Every nation will be under some duress from nature’s curse. Agricultural ecology will be equally taxed, as growing seasons slowly disappear one by one. The frequency of natural disasters and cataclysms will intensify without respite, as the planet succumbs more and more to this chaotic model. Earth is falling under the shadow of a death march.  –The Extinction Protocol, page 9, 2009, Alvin Conway

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7 Responses to Earth Crisis: Global Migrant tide swells to 65 million people

  1. archie1954 says:

    This horror is man made. Just consider the tons of CO2 that is constantly being released into the air and which has been previously released (the US, for over a century provided a full 25% of such Word pollution). Then consider the violent wars, invasions and occupations throwing millions of people out of their destroyed homes (thanks once again to the US, this time to its vaunted military that seems to pick on poor third world nations). Yes, mankind has a lot to answer for and a terrible payback coming for negligence in caring for human beings and nature!

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    • niebo says:

      Hey, Archie1954 . . . at the risk of smacking a fly with a sledgehammer, I submit my reply to your response:

      In keeping with the () parenthetical logic of your factoids, perhaps a better way to phrase your last sentence is “The USA has a lot to answer for….” and whether you are right or wrong in your opinion is not really my concern. However, if you want to cast aspersions for CO2 emissions, in the NOW (when we have so much overwhelming “evidence” that man-made climate change is the death of us all), hate China, which has the worst emissions in the world; OR, on a per capita basis, hate the United Arab Emirates, because they spew more CO2 than anyone:

      Also, CO2 levels have been much higher in the past than they are now. The current level, depending on whom you trust, hovers around 405 ppm. That is, 405 parts per million, or 400 per 1,000,000. Do the math; it works out to LESS THAN one half of one percent of total atmospheric content:

      In the ancient past (before the 1960’s, World War II, the middle ages, the dark ages, and prior to the communal existence of humanity), the levels of CO2 in the atmosphere were as much as 5 times higher than they are today, and there is not a single human being or USA to be blamed.

      And please understand that I do NOT intend to be hostile to your perspective, but . . . I am. You are a victim of decades, generations, even, of propaganda that focuses the blame for EVERYTHING on mankind when NOT A SINGLE HUMAN BEING ON THE PLANET can, may, or will exert influence upon a solitary geologic process within the crust of the earth; your thinking MAKES US GODS when we are feeble, weak, and powerless to stop an earthquake, a volcano, a sinkhole, or even ONE MILLIMETER of the plate tectonics that result in the formation of mountains worldwide. So, I urge you to STOP believing the lies of the media-ites, the celebritahs, the politicos, the oligarchs, the “robber-baron” industrialists, and the narcissistic power-grabbers who will choke you to death with carbon taxes while they continue to circumnavigate the globe with their private jets, private yachts, and “gusaline” swilling SUVS. THEY don’t give a damn about you, and THEY will demand EVERYTHING from you while they CHANGE NOTHING.

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  2. Kajajuk says:

    Perhaps other “forces” are yet to be applied…


  3. Tony says:

    The last part of this piece tells the story the earth has past a number of tipping points. The speed of change from the earth we knew in the recent past to a hellish place seems to be accelerating. The hardships mentioned in John’s last work are happening.


    • YellowBird says:

      “Earth is falling under the shadow of a death march.” –The Extinction Protocol, page 9, 2009, Alvin Conway
      yes, and it won’t be the first. but it will be the Last.

      so very hard to face execution without blinders… may HE grant us HIS Grace to proceed, because at this point proceed we all must, blinded or not. one single day at a time


  4. YellowBird says:
    “Tornado Kills Dozens in Eastern China; Hundreds Critically Injured”
    “At least 78 people have died in Eastern China after a powerful tornado and hailstorm struck a densely populated area of farms and factories… near the city of Yancheng in Jiangsu province, about 800 kilometers (500 miles) south of Beijing. Nearly 500 of people were injured, 200 of them critically, the official Xinhua News Agency reported…
    “Tornados occasionally strike southern China during the summer months, but rarely with the scale of death and damage caused by the one on Thursday…”


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