Ethnicity of Refugees

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_code _builder_version=”3.14″]<html lang=”en”><head><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –> <title>Ethnicity of Refugees</title><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –> <link rel=”stylesheet” type=”text/css” href=”style.css”><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –></head><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><body><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –> <div class=”nav”> <!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –> <div id=”menu”><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –> </div> <!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –> </a><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –> </div><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –> <div class=”layout”><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –> <div class=”main”><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –> <div class=”top”><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –> </div><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –> <h1>Ethnicity of Refugees from 1975 – 2016</h1><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –> <div class=”story”> <!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –> <p class=”first para”>Refugee movements in the public eye have often been perceived to look for a ‘better life’ in destination countries but some just want to stay close to their ethnic kin communities, not far from their dwelling places. The graph represents multiple ethnic identifications of millions of refugees migrating across regions in over 180 countries.<!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –> </p><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –> </div><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –> </div><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –> <div class=”embed graph”><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><div class=”flourish-embed” data-src=”visualisation/392502″></div><script src=””></script>&lt;!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –> </div><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –> <ul><strong>Why it matters: </strong>The hot-button political conversation on the ‘refugee crisis’ in recent years is important but in retrospect actually dates back to the 1975.<!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –>These multi-ethnic groups don’t belong in a monolith or move to countries that dominate the public perception through sensational media coverage so far i.e., Syrians migrating to European countries but also determine trans-border ethnic linkages. <!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –> <!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –>Whereas the general trend of refugee movements is on a drastic increase with the wars and conflicts, ethnic subgroups of refugees from the same countries of arrival to their destinations can warrant future discussions of why co-ethnic characteristics of refugees characterize their decisions to move to certain regions. <!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –></ul><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –> <ul><strong>The big picture: </strong>Multi-destination migration patterns and the plethora of socio-political push factors that explain the exodus over various time periods need to be studied. From the same country of origin hail diverse ethnicities that carry with them stories of persecution and violence that may not have been noticed before in the slew of contemporary issues in this area that at times fail to recognize the pre-modern events that led up to them. <!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –></ul><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><ul><strong>Ethnic identities </strong> Last the UN reported on the ethnic composition of refugees was in 2015. With the updated dataset and spike in refugee movements, it becomes all the more politically relevant for a record amassing all groups that may elicit new cases that explain their flight patterns. Very few non-mainstream minority groups are mentioned at all since they don’t belong to the major actors in political crises. <!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –></ul><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –> <ul><strong>Emerging stories: </strong>Whether it be the Hoa Chinese from Vietnam or the Armenian Christians from Syria, these groups identify with the ancestral nations to which they seek refuge in just recently. As these movements didn’t happen too long ago, how and why they choose to move in the political circumstances that exist in their newly adopted homes are potential stories for exploration.</ul><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –> </div><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –></body></html>[/et_pb_code][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]