This the final article in Oliver White's blog series covering policies and complexities in the global migrant crisis. In this piece, Oliver sums up the issues we're facing and examines some of the challenges that lay ahead in implementing an effective solution, which demands bold leadership.
In part three of Oliver White's five part series, he explains why resettlement is not a feasible solution to solving the world's refugee crisis. So minuscule is the number of countries participating in UNHCR's resettlement program, that in 2015 there were enough places to resettle 0.66% of the world's refugees.
Sara Pantuliano, Managing Director of ODI, examines the ripple effect of restrictive asylum policies on poorer countries in Europe and Australia, leading to the erosion of refugee protection on a global scale.
One of the most notable features of the European response is the central role volunteers have played – in stark contrast to the much slower response of international agencies and donors.
Oliver White explains how Australia's 'stopping the boats' policy undermines the global architecture of protection for refugees.