Philanthropic rescues from a century ago point the way for humanitarians today.
The flow of migrants to Europe has increased dramatically over the past year even as their trips become more dangerous.
The EU needs to rebalance its policy response to the migration crisis by creating new pathways for legal migration and placing greater emphasis on protecting vulnerable people.
Thousands of African refugees and migrants risk their lives every day to reach Europe, but what can be done to persuade them not to take this perilous journey?
When the time comes, new approaches to economic reconstruction are needed in Syria.
The various conflicts raging in the Middle East, and particularly in Syria, have created a refugee crisis of unprecedented scale.
A new approach to assisting Syrian refugees must be created that focuses on integrated development, for refugees and hosts alike, involving longer time frames and smarter programmes.
The measures that the European Union has taken towards the refugee crisis are mostly palliative, temporary fixes that leave the EU largely in a reactive mode.
Individuals and civil society organizations are stepping in to ensure access to education for Syrian children and save them from becoming a lost generation.
The refugee tragedy is a symptom of a wider political crisis. Finding adequate solutions for the refugees and internally displaced populations is primarily a political imperative, but it is also a development challenge that is essential for political stabilization, societal reconciliation, and peace building.