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The global refugee crisis: a conspiracy of neglect

, Index number: POL 40/1796/2015

This briefing paper looks at the global refugee crisis – from Lebanon to Kenya, the Andaman Sea to the Mediterranean Sea. It calls for a global response to what has become one of the defining challenges of the 21st century. The current approaches to the world’s many refugee crises are failing – and the toll in lives lost and lives blighted is far higher than many armed conflicts. A paradigm shift is needed: Amnesty International is setting out a proposal to significantly reinvigorate the system for refugee protection and burden sharing amongst states.

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