What do refugees say they want and need? What assistance, beyond aid, could support them to realise their aspirations? How can governments and the international community better harness their potential, offering benefits to both refugees and their wider host communities? ODI convened a panel of global experts on refugee policy and livelihoods to explore ways to better support refugees in long-term displacement and respond to their needs – from access to employment, to better education and healthcare services, to expanded social networks. The event also offers new insights from the Humanitarian Policy Group’s two-year research project on the livelihoods of Central African Republic refugees in Cameroon, Syrian refugees in Turkey and Jordan, and Rohingya refugees in Malaysia. To watch this event live click here.
Follow ODI's Twitter chat using the hashtag #RefugeeLives on 14 June 2017, as refugees, activists, journalists and livelihood experts debate how and why we should support refugees livelihoods.