PETITION FOR A NEW
COUNTRY FOR REFUGEES
"SIX DECADES AFTER ITS ESTABLISHMENT, THE PLIGHT OF THE WORLD'S UPROOTED PEOPLE STILL SHOWS NO SIGN OF ABATING."
The United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR)
The status quo is no longer acceptable. To address this mounting humanitarian crisis, we propose a bold solution - for all of the world's refugees, a nation of their own.
AS FEATURED IN
Sixty million people do not have a home, security, or legal means of employment. In the media, they are referred to as Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Displaced People, Forced Migrants.
Our goal is simple and bold - we intend to end the refugee crisis by the year 2020. We need the the governing body for refugee solutions, the UNHCR, to seriously consider new solutions to the crisis, including the establishment of a new state that would accept the world's refugees.
"People think that humanitarians can clean up the mess. It is no longer possible. We have no capacity to pick up the pieces." [Antonio Guterres, UN High Commission for Refugees]
A MESSAGE FROM OUR FOUNDER
We watch as the number of refugees continues to increase to record levels. We read about millions driven from their homes due to war and mass violence. We watch in horror as countless news reports depict boats, packed to the brim with asylum seekers, capsizing with dozens and even hundreds drowning at a time. We stand idly by as many starve to death and are refused admission by country, after country, after country. The time has come for us to take action. To stop standing by, waiting for the problem to fix itself. Together we can do this - we can end the global refugee crisis.
They say there is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come. We feel that this is long overdue, and that the status quo – millions suffering needlessly – is no longer acceptable. No one in the 21st century should be homeless and stateless. Come join our movement - come create history!
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