The mass movement of populations – refugees, internally displaced people and vulnerable migrants – is driving one of the most devastating humanitarian situations of our time. One in every 113 people in the world is a refugee, displaced person or an asylum seeker and such displacement often last for decades.
There has been some willingness across the globe to collectively address both the causes and the consequences of such population movements. The twin summits on refugees and migration at the United Nations in September made some progress toward wider global commitments to addressing displacement head-on. Equally, such openness could quickly turn to isolationism as many countries continue to adopt increasingly restrictive refugee policies and as the political space for such dialogue becomes more limited.
Delivering the HPG annual lecture this year is Karen AbuZayd. As the former Special Advisor on this year’s United Nations General Assembly Summit on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants, she offers a fresh perspective on ways to strength global responses for refugees and migrants.
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