Social, Cultural, and Humanitarian Committee (SOCHUM)
Chairs: Angela Li & Reia Lee
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
Topic A: Refugees Resulting from Military Conflicts
With military conflicts occurring throughout the globe, over 26 million people have been forced to flee their homes in 2022. This was the highest number of refugees ever recorded, yet the number of countries and host communities serving displaced populations remains disproportionately small. Displacement caused by armed conflict is a nuanced phenomenon; reasons for fleeing range from drone strikes and gun battles to large-scale ethnic cleansing. Once relocated, refugees and migrants still face a myriad of issues: xenophobia, poor work opportunities and conditions, and inadequate health service access all pose challenges in the process of integration to new communities. In 2022, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and ongoing armed conflict in the country has forced 9.1 million Ukrainians to seek refuge in neighboring countries. The same crisis has caused over 300,000 Russians to leave Russia as political refugees and economic migrants. When discussing possible solutions, delegates will be expected to consider the recent and ongoing Russo-Ukrainian conflict, which has caused Europe’s biggest refugee crisis since World War II.
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