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Today for Refugees Deeply, Alexander Betts writes on the challenges currently facing UNHCR, including violations of the Refugee Convention, interagency competition from the International Organization for Migration, and budget cuts due to the US State Department reducing UN funding.

“Against this backdrop”, he writes, “UNHCR is at a crossroads; what it does next will determine its very organizational future. Will it thrive or fall into obsolescence? This depends upon the organizational strategy adopted by its senior management.”

Will it choose inertia or will it choose reform? He argues that the organisation should embrace reform and see “challenging circumstances as offering opportunities for change”.

Read the full article here >>

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