Fake Refugees ?

For long time I been thinking to write about it .

A big number of people across the world claiming they are refugees or asylum seekers ,and they ask for aid from UN? Is it true?

United Nation through UNHCR and other agencies are spending a hell amount of a money to help and aid millions of refugees across the Globe, but does this money and aid go to those who really deserve it?

Ok direct to the point {defining the meaning of a word refugee?

What does it mean to be a refugee?

A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war or violence. A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group.

Who is considered a refugee?

According to the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, held by world governments in Geneva in 1951, a refugee is someone who "owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion, is outside the country of his ...

Back to the point, I been travelling to many countries, talking and socializing with many nationalities they claim to be refugees or asylum seekers, they are enjoying the heaven of UN COVER, I meant the UN CARD { United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) card an identification card (much like the ID) provided by the organization to a large number of refugees , for the purpose of protection.

But the truth is more than 30% of whom I met through others or even talked with them directly {they do not apply to refugee status}

Some of them has own business like restaurants travel agencies, or even rented or owned apartments which they rent for tourists and students.  They do that by using local persons names as a sponsor or  cover for their activities . Meanwhile they still enjoying the full help assistance & AID BY the (UNHCR} . They joke saying why not if we can get free help and service from UN WE WILL USE IT . the truth is they don’t deserve it ,  there is someone else somewhere a real refugee deserves it { a woman , a kid , old man }

FOR EX : Type of support Assistance Physical capital Implementation UNHCR are Funding Insurance system , The idea ITS A mechanism for health insurance for refugees , the question  does all refugees deserve it ? Does it go for the real refugees whom are really in-need for it?

How it can be checked it benefits the refugees whom are really suffering and has a bad health conditions?  

Case Study in Malaysia

 the Office of the High Commissioner of the Office of the High Commissioner launched a health insurance system to provide access to refugees to Malaysia's national insurance system, especially with regard to second-class treatment. The program aims to assist refugees in accessing improved health services. Insurance covers individuals and families with an annual premium of US $ 38 to US $ 43, covering treatments ranging from US $ 3,350 to US $ 3,750. This insurance system is valid for all 154148 cardholders. As soon as refugees register in the system, they can present UNHCR cards to receive treatment in hospitals in the country without having to pay the money.


The services covered by the insurance include: (a) Treatment of the patient who is not required to remain in the hospital; (b) The room and meals up to 25 days; (c) Intensive care for up to 12 days; (d) Hospital supplies and services; - Medical anesthesia costs; - Medical consultations in the hospital; - Medical consultations in the hospital; The Office of the High Commissioner runs mobile insurance activities to make it appropriate for refugees and asylum-seekers in various places to register in this system.

Other examples { Canada }

Canada's Temporary Health Program provides limited and temporary health care coverage for protected persons, including resettled refugees, asylum seekers and trafficking victims with valid temporary residence documents and detainees.

Impact / Scope

there were 19618 refugees covered by the insurance program.

Cost per beneficiary $ 40-80

Compliance with immigration policy principles

Design: Principle 1 focuses on the inability of migrants to pay for the most serious diseases; Implementation: [Principle 6] A partnership between UNHCR and insurance companies to support refugees.

I guess it’s time for UN and its refugees agencies and Service providers should develop a clear registration strategy based on understanding the changes of refugee communities and to have a clear on ground info regarding those who claim to be refugees or asylum seekers , and the truth they are not ? , yes in some cases like refugees camps it can be controlled by UN STAFF , but in cities , in countries has no refugees camps it’s very hard ?

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has to know well there is really a refugee who are in-need for their attention and care more than those who claimed to be refugees. Its time for UN to reconsider its policies giving more attention to such a topic , if it calculated well UN WILL DISCOVER IT’S A BIG AMOUNT OF MONEY GOES IN THE AIR FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT DESERVE IT .

Finally they are refugees in Africa , turkey and other countries needs more attention .



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