Refugee Resettlement Community Developments
DISCLAIMER: This outline is based on the Integrated and Adaptive Community Developments which are GIDIFA Funded programs and not necessarily the ideas, beliefs, concepts, projects, programs and/or conclusions of GIDIFA or its Secretary General, Honorable Angel Ferdinand Marcos or any other personnel of GIDIFA.
Current Affairs surrounding the unheralded refugee crises are overwhelming local and national governments across the world. This tragedy is only exacerbated with the inclusion of sociological and cultural issues that are largely ignored or perhaps worse, downplayed by both the immigrants and refugees and the host governments. GIDIFA and many of its partners in Humanitarian activities, is in a very unique position to help, though this would require individual treaties with the host governments and a level of cooperation that, while not unprecedented, is still challenging to some degree. Fortunately, such a level of cooperation is not without precedent and has been successful during many previous occasions of global humanitarian crises. The only question that remains is which governments will work for the mutual benefits of their refugees and their citizens and which governments will ignore the obvious in hopes that it will go away. For those governments that wish to seek out a solution, herein is the initial outline and approach for consideration.
The Refugee Resettlement Community Developments are, by nature, little more than an extension of the Community Developments already being undertaken by GIDIFA and their partners for humanitarian action. The Community Developments are established in such a manner as to provide low-cost access to education, hospitalization including medical and health care and treatment, the provision of low-cost, safe, secure and comfortable residences and even the low-cost provision of the more basic necessities of life including food and clothing. The key to their success is in doing all of this in such a way so as not to overly burden the “producers” (read taxpayers) in any given society through excess taxation or other oppressive means that create animosity and cause social and economic chasms which divide societies rather than uniting them. For a government to function in such a way so as to strengthen the nation and protect its people, it must work on social and economic unity rather than on class division or focusing on social assistance programs that further agitate entire sections of their populations. Social assistance must be undertaken in such a manner that it does not attach the social stigma normally associated with being a recipient of that much needed assistance. Perhaps most important however, is a unification of the community as a whole and at the individual level.
This unification of the individual and the community is a vital component in the success of the community developments and is made possible by a four-part system of checks and balances in addition to concerted and ongoing efforts to unify the community while at the same time celebrating the individual. While it may be nice to believe that everyone is human and at the end of the day, exactly the same as the individual next to them, the reality is not quite so simplistic or singular in nature. Differences in upbringing, religious and cultural beliefs, heritage, creeds and other issues mean that when everything is said and done, there will have to be allowances made for all of these individual factors. However, this does not mean that there is no cause for assimilation, but rather that an active and cooperative approach to integration and assimilation must be undertaken to allow for unity within the commonalities of all people while still maintaining respect for and even celebrating the diversity of the different groups within any community development.
GIDIFA, under the guidance of the Secretary General, Honorable Angel Ferdinand Marcos, has offered to assist in the funding and creation of Refugee Resettlement Community Developments on a global scale. This will however, require the cooperation and assistance of the domestic government, generally under a bilateral treaty. Lands must be selected wherein an entire community development can be built completely from start to finish. Representative sociological experts from the host country must be made available to work with the leaders of refugee groups in order to assist in the integration of the refugees into the existing laws and social order of the host nation. In return, GIDIFA will build quality, safe and secure housing along with the requisite infrastructure for an entire community. If you are in a position to beneficially assist with the negotiation process and would like more information, please use the contact information on this site to let GIDIFA know what your qualifications are and how you are able to assist.