tv United Nations 21st Century LINKTV September 4, 2016 4:30am-5:01am PDT
that awareness that these are human beings with human stories. we need to drdraw from ththat awareness a renewed s sense that we need to tackle this all together, that n none of us is exempt from that responsibibili. suzana says that she will die from sorrow. monthshs ago she watched in horror as anti-government militia in burundi violently tore her family apart.
[interviewewer speaking lococal langnguage] narrator: the violent acts weren't solely attributed to anti-government militia. mamanase, a hospital pharmacist, was arrested by burunundi's pro-government forces. he still bears the scars of his torturous 3-month stayay in prisison. [shouting] [gunfire, whistle blowing] [indistinct shouting] filippppo: more than 2 270,000 people have fled to neighboring countries, , particularly tanzania, drc, and rwandada.
andd that flow hasn't ended because the internalal conflict in burundi continues to be the cause of internal and especially exteternal displacement. all t s to sasay that africa is and remains the theater of some of the largest refugee situations in the world. unfortunately, uhuh, it has not receivedd enouh attention. fufunding of our operations i in africa continues to be very lowow. it is importat that the same attention that this puts in trying to address politically other crises is exercised also in africa. because in the end, like everywhere else, you need to make peace to find a way forward for these millions of refugees in this place.
karen: i'm not sure how many years it will take to eliminate conflict. that will be a long time. i'm hopeful that we'll make some difference. it may not be a huge difference right away. we won't see a lot of difference coming quickly, but we can at t least set the grounds forr people ththinking about refugees and migrants in a different way, accepting them more easily and readily.
karen: we talk about their neediding safety and dignitity, and they need to have a journey that's safe, they need to arrive somewhere and be welcomed, rather than resisted, yoyou kno, and pusheded back. but they also need to have what we're calling inclusion. as soon as they get somewhere, they need to know not just that they're welcome, but thehey can begin n to learn the language, they can be offered aa job, they c can be offered se skills training or a scholarship. that's the kind off thing we're trying to mobilize. narrator: in sao paulo, brazil, talal l and his family have foun this inclusion thanks to the country's open door policy. talal's family fled syria to lebanon in 2013. but he wanted to seek morere opportutunities abroad. determimined to avoid
a dangererous sea crosossing, tl found another way--brazil's humanitarian visa program for syrian refugees. narrator: o oe ththey arrived,, talal raised money through crowdfdfunding to start a new business. brazilians doonated 20,000 u.s. dollars to their cause. his wife hazan now cooks for their thriving catering business, offering up syrian dishes. with more help, talal is already at work setting up his new restaurant..
filippo: 7 or 8 countries host more than half the refugees in the world. and likewise, 7 or 8 countries provide more than half of t the funding to hp the refugegees that are displac. this is n not a sustainable situation, especially y with the problem bebecoming so big and complex. remember, refufugees ae not just the responsibilility of a few receiving countries or of a few donors. it is a very collective responsibility.
if you read the refugee convention, its preamble, which was written 65 years ago, thatat preamble, like the whole convention, still very, very-- is very valid, and it says refugees are an international responsibility. narrator: kabul, afghanistan. people forced to make the most diffificult dececision of theirr lives. narrarator: peoplple make thehe agononizing decision to stay put