Chairs: Vidhi Bansal & Brooke Foley
Moderator: Maia Sikora
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Topic: Conditions in Refugee Camps
The international community has strived to ensure human rights for everyone, but one of the most vulnerable communities has been left behind: refugees. According to the UNHCR, over 100 million people were forced to leave their homes in 2022. These people were fleeing not only persecution, conflict, and human rights violations, but natural disasters, slow-onset effects of climate change, and socioeconomic deprivation. The drastic increase in refugees has led to unprecedented and inhumane conditions in camps built for temporary use, where refugees now have to spend 5 to 20 years of their lives. Many of them lack access to basic necessities such as food, water, and healthcare. As a result, refugees in these overcrowded camps are constantly exposed to diseases, are at risk of malnutrition and dehydration, and rarely have opportunities for proper education or sustainable employment. Improving conditions in refugee camps is the first step towards helping refugees become independent, transition into their host communities, and move on from what they have suffered in the past. In this committee, delegates must collaborate to create innovative solutions to both improve camp infrastructure and to ensure the proper delivery of resources such as education, healthcare, food, and social and sanitary services to refugees.