Black Refugees in Jordan: Discrimination, Racial Abuse and Neglect
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Black Refugees In Jordan
The number of Somali and Sudanese refugees and asylum seekers had increased between the years 2012 and 2014 due to the rise in conflicts in the region as well as the trend of families reuniting in Jordan. However, black refugees did not realise they were fleeing to Jordan only to face racism by the locals and deportation, discrimination and neglect by the Jordanian authorities and humanitarian organizations. This paper will aim to highlight the issues as described by black refugees as well as demonstrate how the Jordanian authorities breached international law in their treatment of refugees from ethnic minority backgrounds.