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FAQ: What is the UN refugee Pact?

After the migration Pact adopted by the UN General Assembly today, the refugee Pact. What is behind the agreement and what the two agreements is different?

collapse What is in the UN refugee Pact?

the aim of the "Global Pact for refugees" - the actual title of the agreement is to distribute the burden of responsibility when dealing with Refugees is balanced between all the UN member countries, organizations, civil society and the refugees themselves. From the point of view of the Federal government, the Pact is necessary, inter alia, "because up to now, 80 percent of the world's refugees are hosted in ten countries". Government spokesman Steffen Seibert also stressed that "only 15 States (...) encourage the UN high Commissioner for refugees, with more than 20 million US dollars".

in host countries such as Uganda, Lebanon, Iran, or Jordan should be relieved, the self-reliance of Refugees be promoted. Who is allowed to work, is independent of auxiliary services. Another goal of Martin Rentsch from the UN describes the UN refugee Agency, UNHCR:

"most of The refugees remain in the Region, they want to eventually return home. That is: to create conditions so that refugees can return in safety and Dignity to their home."

Third goal of the Flüchtlingspakts: to Who, is classified, for example, because of a disease, as a case of hardship, by Resettlement programmes in a safe country.

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