HUMAN INSECURITIES IN AFRICA, THE POLITICS OF NON-REFOULEMENT AND THE PLIGHTS OF THE AFRICAN REFUGEES ALONG MEXICAN-AMERICAN BORDERS
Olawale Olufemi Akinrinde – Usman Tar – David Ayo Babalola – Abdullah Abdulazeez Osuwa
Studia Politica Slovaca, 2021, vol. 14, no. 1, p. 3-11
The rise of refugee problems worldwide, particularly the African refugee crisis, inherently under- lines the preponderance of the spiking degree of human insecurity in Africa and the definitional and operational shortcomings of the Geneva Refugee Convention of 1951, which was designed to protect the rights of refugees and asylum seekers to safety and express access to neighbouring states. This article attempts to unpack how the spiking rate of human insecurity in Africa and the definitive and organizational shortcomings of the 1951 Geneva Refugee Convention have led to the troubling spate of the Mexico-American border African refugee crisis, amongst several unabating largescale migrations to developed world including the European countries. From a case-study methodological standpoint, this study utilizes the advantages of rigorous qualitative data and analysis techniques. Despite the development of the 1951 Geneva Refugee Convention and other international regimes, the increasing numbers of African refugees along the Mexican-American border and around the world remain alarmingly worrying. the African refugee crisis now poses unprecedented dangers to global human security, with over five million people internally displaced and thousands of African refugees seeking asylum along the Mexican-American border. a thorough human-based security approach is recommended to address the ravaging human security challenges precipitating the influx of African migrants along the Mexico-American borders.
Human insecurities in Africa, Politics of Non-Refoulement, African Refugee crisis, Mexico-American Border, Geneva Refugee Convention of 1951
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