refugees


Who’s leading refugee policy? Increasingly, refugees

In just a few days, world leaders will gather in Geneva for the Global Refugee Forum. Who will be included, perhaps in the most significant way since the adoption of the Geneva Convention almost 70 years ago? Refugees themselves. The Global Refugee Forum is significant symbolically and practically for the future of refugee policy, bringing […]

Overview of displacement in Sudan: The causes, dynamics, and consequences

In mid-April, fighting erupted in Sudan between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF). As of 18 June 2023, the conflict has resulted in over 1,000 civilians deaths and left 2.2 million people displaced; of 78% whom are Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). Thisraises the total number of IDPs in Sudan to over 5.5 million. The fighting, […]

Improving health through retaining livelihoods: why refugee policy cannot ignore animals

The movement of Ukrainian refugees and their pets across Europe’s borders unleashed an unprecedented solidarity with refugee animals, including the temporary lifting of transboundary veterinary requirements. Common responses to forced migration rarely facilitate or consider animals however; from basic shelter design, to refugee camp planning, and the provision of sanitation and food, animals are largely […]

Doing the math to end the refugee crisis: Is it possible? 

Despite the number of refugees more than doubling in the past decade alone, there’s continual celebration of one of the Global Compact on Refugees’ initiatives to resettle one million refugees, cumulatively, over 10 years. Is finding solutions for one million of the world’s more than 20m refugees the best we can do? Responsibility-sharing is viewed […]

Acceptance of Refugees and Solidarity in the EU

The European Union is still feeling the reverberations of the 2015 migrant crisis, which sowed deep divisions among member states about the acceptance of refugees and migrants. Against this background, the Ukraine crisis has triggered the largest inflow of refugees in Europe since the second world war. As part of the ERC Synergy Project SOLID […]