Today’s world has more international refugees seeking relief and asylum than at any time since the end of WWII. Eighty-six percent of refugees are hosted in developing countries, severely straining existing social infrastructures. This course will introduce the principles of international refugee care, including the four recognized phases: pre-emergency/mitigation phase, emergency phase, post-emergency/maintenance phase, and the resolution/repatriation phase. Throughout these phases, refugee care leaders must attend to complex issues over security, dependency, mental health, location of settlements, and host-refugee relationships.
This is a comprehensive course made up of 8 weeks of structured learning. It is built around scholarly journal articles and the required book “The New Odyssey: The Story of the Twenty-First Century Refugee Crisis Hardcover,” Patrick Kingsley (Patrick Kingsley, 2017), available through amazon.com.
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