Dawn Chatty: The burnout of rich world aid to refugees is 'astonishing'
- 3 March 2013
- Media coverage
Professor Dawn Chatty quoted in article by The Economist on the plight of refugees
Flight to nowhere
Refugees’ plight is worsening as their numbers grow and their nature changes
THEY are fast approaching 1m and their future is bleak. It is unlikely that the refugees who have fled the ghastly war in Syria will be able to return home anytime soon. Nor are many likely to start a new life abroad. They live in camps or shared rooms in neighbouring countries. They cannot work. Health care, education and other services are vestigial. “We are alive but not living,” says Yasser Jani, a 39-year-old chemistry teacher who, with his wife and children, has been in a camp in southern Turkey since July 2011.