Globalisation increases the gap between the rich and the poor.
Others argue that the problems are due in large part to the actions of developed states such as unethical foreign policy and arms trade.
A main consequence of the refugee situation which has aggravated a crises is the resultant clashes between ethnic groups amongst refugees example Afghan and Kurdish refugees.
In April 2001, an Iraqi Kurd was stabbed and left to die when he was involved in a fight with other Kurds.
In May 2002, a riot broke out at Sangatte Camp following announcements to tighten security due to problems caused by refugees at the Channel tunnel.
The Red cross who were there to help refugees and provide assistance were eventually forced to withdraw from Sangatte and the Camp was eventually closed down by March 2003.
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Governments have also shown that they are more concerned with protecting their territories from the influx of immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees rather than human rights of those people.
Some have argued that global economic systems and international debt creates a world where many are poor; conflict arises and human rights abuse is predominant.