The Solutions Working Group: A core objective of the global refugee regime is to support the achievement of “durable solutions” for refugees, traditionally through voluntary repatriation to their country of origin, integration in the host country or resettlement to a third country. Yet durable solutions for refugees have proven increasingly elusive, with millions of refugees now trapped in protracted displacement. New thinking on the meaning of solutions, and obstacles to their achievement, is needed. The Solutions Working group explores this issue through research on contemporary as well as historical refugee situations.
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Durable Solutions and the Humanitarian-Development Nexus: A Literature Review
MERVE ERDILMEN PhD Student, Department of Political Science, McGill University Read here: Durable Solutions and the Humanitarian-Development Nexus Executive summary: This paper provides a brief review of the literature on the link between humanitarian and development approaches to durable solutions for refugees. By shedding light on the meaning,...
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Highlights: Book Launch of Refugees’ Roles in Resolving Displacement and Building Peace
The book launch of Refugees’ Roles in Resolving Displacement and Building Peace was a huge success! The resolution of displacement and the conflicts that force refugees from their homes is often explained as a top-down process led and controlled by governments and international organizations. This book takes a different approach. Through...