URGC OFFERS REALISTIC GUIDANCE IN SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS TO REFUGEE/DISPLACED PEOPLE, CREATING STABILITY
The Vassili Group Ltd is appointed by the URGC to handle all its administration
The URGC ethos was formulated in 2011 among a small group of people from different professional backgrounds who had a common interest based upon environmental issues and the international impact of refugees due to the environment and climate changes and its impact on people which often creates displacement.
It was not till 2014 the URGC was founded. Some of the head members and Ambassadors of URGC are part of the Vassili Group Ltd
The URGC realized that to assist in resolving environmental, climate and refugee issues we would need to focus upon assisting and offering sustainable long term green solutions to Governments and UN agencies as well as the private agencies and organisations that are concerned with the same support structure.
The URGC knows that solutions must be found and found quickly, therefore, such solutions must be GREEN solutions from planning till completion stage. These Green Solutions are now offered by URGC.
It was realized by URGC that the UN Agencies and other Aid agencies who are their on the ground protecting and assisting the most vulnerable people on earth was and still is becoming increasingly complicated with the emergence of a number of complex and interconnected global mega-trends, some of which include long term displacement and settlements in refugee camps over many generations which has created a population growth of generations of new born's, born into a refugee status, a good example of this is the Palestinian refugee who are now in their fourth generation of refugees since 1950's, the issues that arise from this is vast and to mention a few, we can look at some of these issues of urbanization, food and energy insecurity, water scarcity, lack of sanitation, increasing crime, lack of medical treatment and monitoring, lack of adequate child and adult education, lack of suitable accommodation, child protection issues, lack of care for the elderly and disabled and environmental dame as well as climate change.
According to Article 1 of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, a refugee is someone who has fled his or her country “owing to well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion.” While the 1951 Convention remains the key legal document defining who is a refugee, their rights and the legal obligations of governments, the world has changed dramatically over the past 64 years. And so have the dynamics of displacement.
The reasons for displacement today are far more complex than those envisaged under the 1951 Convention, and the distinctions between refugees and migrants and voluntary and involuntary movements are becoming increasingly blurred, nevertheless, all fall and or end-up within the door-step of the humanitarian support agencies of UNHRC & UNRWA seeking assistance, which naturally drains resources of UNHRC & UNRWA, simply because agencies like the UNHRC & UNRWA were founded under the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees which today's refugee crisis cannot be fully dealt with by this same act which means such agencies find themselves stretched and having to improvise to find solutions to save lives.
Displacement is also caused by environmental and climate changes such as the acceleration of drought, desertification, the salinization of ground water and soil, and rising sea levels, climate change, which greatly contribute to the displacement of people internationally, leading to crossing neighboring country borders which creates new crisis issues.
CLIMATE REFUGEES ARE AN INTERNATIONAL ISSUE WHICH IS VERY SLOW TO BE RECOGNIZED & ACCOUNTED FOR WITHIN THE 1951 STATUS OF REFUGEE ACT
The URGC also recognized the international economic refugees, which include refugees who are trying to escape severe socio-economic deprivation, which leads to mass migrations to bordering or overseas countries, leading to a socio-economic refugee crisis which once again, UN, NGO and other agencies are having to deal with, which creates even greater strain on their resources which are meant for refugees as defined in the 1951 Status Refugee Act. While some may be escaping persecution, most leave because they lack any meaningful option to remain. The realistic lack of socio-economic infrastructure which naturally leads to lack of food, water, education, health care and a livelihood would not ordinarily and by themselves sustain a refugee claim under the 1951 Convention. Nevertheless, some of these who become displaced with families and can directly and indirectly fall within the criteria of a refugee under the 1951 Act and may need some form of protection.
The URGC recognizes the enormous crisis that the international humanitarian community presently faces and will continue to face if sustainable solutions are not found.
THE VASSILI GROUP HAS INTRODUCED GREEN SUSTAINABLE LONG TERM SOLUTIONS FOR REFUGEE HOUSING & SOCIO-ECONOMIC SOLUTIONS
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These are sustainable solutions Consulted & Coordinated by the URGC department of the Vassili Group and are offered by the Vassili Group as sustainable GREEN solutions, which can resolve the emergency refugee accommodation crisis, refugee permanent accommodation crisis, heal & education crisis and overall socio-economic crisis.
DEALING WITH REFUGEE CRISIS WITHIN REFUGEE SETTLEMENTS IS JUST ONE OF THE SERVICES URGC OFFERS AS SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS, GETTING SUCH PEOPLE WHO HAVE BECOME REFUGEES DUE TO CLIMATE & SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS TO RETURN BACK TO THEIR HOMES IS ANOTHER MAJOR ISSUE THE UNHCR & UNRWA FACES, URGC PROVIDES SUSTAINABLE & STABLE SOLUTIONS