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The Global Refugee Crisis: Towards a just response

B.S. Chimni
July 2018; 28 pages



With their effort to keep refugees and migrants out of their territories, Western nations abdicate their historical and political responsibility, according to the analysis of the renowned Indian migration researcher B.S. Chimni in GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS 03|2018. And what is more: by leaving it to the poor and poorest countries in the world to deal with the growing number of refugees, they allow new crises to emerge.

Chimni therefore calls for a just response from the international community to the global refugee crisis. Such a response could only consist of a multipronged and multidimensional strategy that had to be worked out in a genuine dialogue between all stakeholders taking into account all relevant economic and political factors.

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