The international community is failing to share responsibility in the increasingly complex refugee crisis. Repatriation schemes have come under fire for favouring political expediency over the safety of refugees returning to dangerous contexts in their home countries. Charlie Ensor explains.
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.