Today, i news features an article on the new book by Professor Alexander Betts (RSC Director) and Professor Paul Collier (Blavatnik School of Government) Refuge: Transforming a Broken Refugee System. The article presents 10 steps to fix the international refugee system and deal with the current refugee ‘crisis’.
These steps include: focusing on developing countries, where 90 per cent of the world’s refugees reside; clarifying the true purpose of refuge; moving beyond a response that focuses on refugee camps; allowing refugees to work; ensuring ‘routes out of limbo’, so people do not spend their whole lives as refugees; and addressing root causes such as state fragility.
As the article states: “With better political leadership, we could reform our refugee policies in ways that meet the challenge sustainably at the scale required.”
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Refuge: Transforming a Broken Refugee System
Why denying refugees the right to work is a catastrophic error