A Place to Call Home: The Acceptance and Denial of Burmese Refugees

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CONFERENCE: Creative Activity and Research Day - CARD

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Craig, Alexandra
Asian Studies; International and Area Studies; Peace and Conflict Studies
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For more than 25 years Burma has been experiencing a refugee crisis due to the military government’s excessive human rights violations. The argument for not accepting refugees often prioritizes the economic troubles that a country can face when taking care of refugees. Meanwhile, those who prioritize humanitarianism often appeal to human morals and argue that refugees should be accepted wherever they need to in order to be safe. This project ultimately focuses on whether Burmese refugees should be accepted into the surrounding countries or if countries should be able to deny refuge within their borders.