Author: JMKoffi

Corruption (as it relates to smuggling) is an evil to our societies. But in whose “perspective”

Acts of corruption and human smuggling are always frowned upon. They are generalized too. Therefore, I propose we narrow down the focus to migrants and refugees for this piece; and we limit our discussion to two main stakeholders – the bad folks (corrupt officials and smugglers) and the vulnerable folks (refugees and migrants). Without getting..

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The World Refugee Day – June 20th, What Statistics Won’t Tell You and Hope for the Future.

Time to celebrate refugees and asylum seekers? June 20th was set by the United Nations to “commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees.” The day was proposed in 2000 and enacted for the first time in 2001, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention. This year marks the 18th celebration. The..

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Refuge within Refugee; Inspiration of the Book Title

In the past few weeks following my book’s publication, I have been confronted with so much curiosity. Many people want to know the reasoning behind “Refuge-e”. “Why the dash?” they ask. “It sounds weird, you know,” friends admit in one on one conversations. Here is the mystery. We often look at the “RefugEE” and ignore..

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