Current Affairs / Politics
Welcome to Refugeestan
Welcome to Refugeestan focuses on the way the UNHCR manages camps that shelter more than sixteen million refugees all around the world, creating a virtual country as large as the Netherlands. How does the UNHCR run these camps and train its representatives? How can they deal with the urgent needs of thousands of new refugees that arrives each day? How has this emergency response turned into a durable situation with an average stay of over fifteen years? What are the long term perspectives for this kind of response to humanitarian urgency, which has until now suceeded in concealing the political aspects of this major issue?
Shot in several camps all around the world - Kenya, Tanzania, Jordan, the border of Greece/Macedonia - and in the UNHCR offices in France, England and Switzerland.