With an increasing number of refugees fleeing from conflicts to neighbouring countries, as well as much further afield, host governments are struggling to deal with the changing situation on the ground. As financial pressures, shrinking economies and rising unemployment plague many refugee-hosting countries, the presence of large refugee populations has created an additional burden.
22 NOVEMBER 2017
Ministers from around the globe are gathering in Brussels for the “Supporting the future of Syria and the region” conference. They will discuss a political solution to the Syrian conflict and follow up on humanitarian pledges made previously. While indeed the focus should be on ending the protracted conflict, those present should also give serious attention to enhancing the economic independence of the many displaced people. In doing so, they should not shun innovative pathways.
4 APRIL 2017
World Refugee Day, 20 June 2020 COVID-19 has caused significant disruption to the world’s economies and societies. Most significantly, it has changed ...
20 JUNE 2020
In December 2017, I published an article on the World Economic Forum titled “How remote work could help refugees”. At that time, remote work was niche, with many companies not believing that it could be possible for their employees, and certainly not for refugees.
13 SEPTEMBER 2020