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.
The refugee crisis is impacting political stability in the Middle East and Europe. How should leaders respond to the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II?
Despite its promise to leave no one behind, the new U.N. 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda is silent on the biggest crisis of the contemporary world: refugees.