From Dependence to Self-Reliance: Changing the Paradigm in Protracted Refugee Situations

From Dependence to Self-Reliance: Changing the Paradigm in Protracted Refugee Situations. Migration Policy Institute. T. Alexander Aleinikoff. May 2015.

The majority of the 51 million people displaced in the world today are in protracted situations, forcing them to live in limbo for years. The policy brief argues for long-term development solutions and a new narrative that emphasizes refugees’ potential to contribute to host and origin communities through their own human capital, transnational connections, and dedicated international assistance. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

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